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Re: URL semantics extension for search engines

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 04:59:07 -0700 (PDT)
To: Reinier Post <rp@win.tue.nl>
Cc: Mirsad Todorovac <mtodorov@alu.hr>, "www-talk@w3.org" <www-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.50.0305160455490.6449-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 16 May 2003, Reinier Post wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 03:57:31PM +0200, Mirsad Todorovac wrote:
>>
>> The proposal was to extend the meaning of the URL semantic so it
>> could address inside a target document, similar to the way <A
>> NAME="target"> does.
>>
>> To clarify, extension would be to allow a form *example syntax*:
>>
>> http://ds.internic.org/rfc/rfc1341.txt#/MIME
>>
>> ... which should open the document, and position the top of browser
>> window at first occurence of MIME inside rfc1341.txt
>
> I think a more practical way to go about it is to use a page rewriting
> proxy that inserts anchors into the page.  Most browsers jump to anchors
> in midpage when they appear on a URL.

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