Type a url containing an anchor into into the URL bar and type <Enter>. The URL in the the HTTP request over the wire (for instance, viewed by Ethereal) will be truncated; the "#" character and everything after are gone. This is on release 1.0.
This is correct... the part after the '#' is for the browser to use to scroll to the right place in the document; it is not supposed to be sent to the server (which would interpret it as part of the filename).
I'm sorry. A review of RFC2396 shows that I was confused. Nevermind.