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Fragment Identifiers
Axioms of Web Architecture

 5:13 pm on Mar 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

An excellent tool for Accessibility and Usability...

URI References: Fragment Identifiers on URIs

2.1.2 Fragment identifiers

I've always made use of fragment identifiers when designing the architecture of a site. It provides one click access to something specific or a function within a document. I also make use of a Back to previous function so that when you are following fragments, you can quickly jump back and forth between them.

I do utilize the id attribute as opposed to the deprecated name attribute. I label the ids exactly like the name of their destination/function.


Goes to...

<h2 id="foo"></h2>

Do you use fragment identifiers? If so, how do you use them and how have they helped the user experience?



 7:14 pm on Mar 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

Oh, I would also like to point out that anytime you are referencing a "root" level page such as index.html or default.asp, you can back the URI up to the trailing forward slash and append your fragment identifier at the end. So, this...


Becomes this...


Much cleaner and easier to remember. ;)

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