[personal] Re: PDF datasheets (was Re: Sources for 8b TTL keyboards(Keytronics))

Richard legalize at xmission.com
Wed Dec 24 13:59:13 CST 2008


In article <f4eb766f0812241129j7ea181b1g800742f98b598fa8 at mail.gmail.com>,
    "Ethan Dicks" <ethan.dicks at gmail.com>  writes:

> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Tom Peters <tpeters at mixcom.com> wrote:
> > At 10:18 AM 12/24/2008 +0000, you wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I wish that I knew a good way in HTML to express offsets from beginning
> >>> of a document.
> >
> > I also use the short form of that, usually works:
> > <a href="#position">
> >
> > - I don't think it's standard
> > - Only works for jump within the same document (page)
> 
> That form certainly only works within the same document (I've used it
> plenty), but I'm surprised to hear the suggestion that it might not be
> standard.  I've been using it since 1995 and Netscape 0.8.  I check my
> web pages against modernish standards with the W3C checker and I get
> no complaints about it.

Its standard, its been in the URL spec since the beginning.  It works
across documents, too, not just within the same document.  The "#anchor"
syntax is part of the URL syntax, its not some magic that only works
within a document.
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