OT: html anchors (was Re: Grub screen when booting)

Waleed Hamra kubuntu-users at whamra.com
Wed Jan 26 05:47:19 UTC 2011

On 01/26/2011 07:07 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 25/01/2011 17:51, Nils Kassube wrote:
>> Basil Chupin wrote:
>>> On 25/01/2011 16:29, Nils Kassube wrote:
>>>> <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Configuring%20GRUB%202>.
>>> Now, this is a most interesting thing which I don't believe that I
>>> have noticed before (I often check my own posts and have never
>>> noticed this behaviour, or, at the least, paid attention to).
>>> Clicking on the URL you provided above doesn't take *me* to the
>>> BEGINNING of that Ubuntu doco. entry but to the point/spot at which
>>> it appears that you *copied*/saved the URL and which is some screen
>>> pages down from the beginning of the article you quote above in your
>>> post.
>>> I wonder why this is so?
>> There is no magic involved - have a closer look at the URL. Everything
>> before the "#" character is the URL for the page and the part after the
>> "#" is the pointer within that page. At the beginning of the page there
>> are some links to individual paragraphs and I used one of those links. I
>> simply copied the link from the address bar to the mail.
>>> I can see that you are using Kmail for your mail but don't know what
>>> you are using as a browser. Is this where the answer lies :-) ? (I
>>> use FF as the browser.)
>> Usually I use konqueror sometimes rekonq and seldom FF - but it has
>> nothing to do with the browser.
> Most interesting..... Something to do with UFOs perhaps (Unidentified
> Firefox Operations)? :-)
> I have now done at least 10 tests taking a copy of the URL showing on
> various pages of various articles on various online news sources, sent
> the URLs to myself in e-mail(s), shutdown Firefox for each test
> (shutting FF clears its cache on my set-up), clicked on the URL using
> Thunderbird I just sent myself - and in each and every case what
> appeared in FF was the beginning of the article and not the page where I
> copied the URL.
> BC

i dont think you understood anchors. it's not about where *you* were
browsing when you copied the URL. it's about what you copied. go to some
ubuntu tutorial, anyone, like the grub one above, or some other similar
page. and copy the link from the INDEX. there's an index in every ubuntu
page, somewhere in the upper part of the page. copy the URL to one of
the sections, or click it, to see its effect immediately.
another example is wikipedia, all wikipedia pages have such index with
links to the various sections of the page.
for a better understanding, visit this link

Waleed K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems

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