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Re: URL semantics extension for search engines

From: Reinier Post <rp@win.tue.nl>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 10:24:46 +0200
To: Mirsad Todorovac <mtodorov@alu.hr>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030516082446.GB2890@wsinis17.win.tue.nl>

On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 03:57:31PM +0200, Mirsad Todorovac wrote:
> Dear reader,
> As I've been proposing previously, the grown importance of search 
> engines has brought this proposal back into attention.
> 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.  With a different syntax, e.g.


it can insert just one anchor in response to the request.

Google already does something like this server side.

Reinier Post
TU Eindhoven
Received on Friday, 16 May 2003 04:24:51 UTC

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