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[whatwg] Making it possible to do an anchor link to any DOM node

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 19:59:20 +0200
Message-ID: <op.ue0j86vkwxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 23:31:46 +0200, Elliotte Rusty Harold  
<elharo at metalab.unc.edu> wrote:

> Lukas Kahwe Smith wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  Currently when linking to specific places in a document one is limited  
>> to the places the original author made linkable via an anchor <a> tag.  
>> While this is a nice touch (though not well exposed by modern  
>> browsers), the reality is that most of the time the person who writes a  
>> document that links to the original page has a better idea of where  
>> exactly he wants to link to.
> Actually, what you link to these days is any element with an ID  
> attribute.
> What you're proposing is to reinvent XPointer.

As originally done most of a decade ago. There may still be traces  
available via http://jibbering.com/discussion/fuzzy-pointers.html



Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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