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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

  http://site.name/some/path#find=look,seek

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.


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

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