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Re: Client-side highlighting

From: Rob Hartill <hartill@ooo.lanl.gov>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 95 9:35:12 MST
Message-Id: <9503101635.AA17825@ooo.lanl.gov>
To: www-talk@www10.w3.org

Just to revive an idea I put into www-talk a month or three ago,

Can we please have the client parse the URL for highlight
instructions. www-talk discussed it and came up with


where the client whould (for compatibility) first look for
an anchor with the name "find=look,seek" - then after failing
to find it, it would highlight "look" and/or "seek".

This simple solution to highlighting can be more useful than
having servers pass extra headers, since it requires no
action on the server-side, so I can create a link to someone
else's document and ask for highlights, or the server can
generate links in this format to point to search results.

Received on Friday, 10 March 1995 11:35:36 UTC

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