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6 Things You Should Know About Fragment URLs

 March 1, 2011

1. A Fragment URL Specifies A Location Within A Page Any URL that contains a # character is a fragment URL. The portion of the URL to the left of the # identifies a resource that can be downloaded by a browser and the portion on the right, known as the fragment identifier, specifies a location within the resource: In HTML documents, the browser looks for an anchor tag <a> with a name attribute matching the fragment. For example, in the URL shown above the browser finds a matching tag in the Printing Support heading: <h3><a name="print"></a>Printing Support</h3> and scrolls … Continue reading