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Last Comment Bug 644 - Checking on named anchors (#foo) in page forces reload
: Checking on named anchors (#foo) in page forces reload
Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: Layout (show other bugs)
: Trunk
: x86 Windows 95
: P1 major (vote)
: M3
Assigned To: troy
: rubydoo123
: Jet Villegas (:jet)
: 1560 2579 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1998-08-08 07:00 PDT by Angus Davis
Modified: 1999-04-21 11:23 PDT (History)
5 users (show)
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Description Angus Davis 1998-08-08 07:00:00 PDT
Let's say you're on a page, such as:

And you click on the "What's New" link, whose URL is:

It should just scroll you down to the location of that anchor (#new), but
instead, it reloads the page before scrolling down to the named anchor.
Comment 1 James Everingham 1998-09-11 01:23:59 PDT
Troy, who gets this?
Comment 2 Angus Davis 1998-10-22 17:33:59 PDT
Comment 3 troy 1998-10-22 17:52:59 PDT
Rick, I don't have much to do with link processing so I'm giving it to you
Comment 4 joki (gone) 1998-11-24 13:19:59 PST
*** Bug 1560 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 David Baron :dbaron: ⌚️UTC-7 1998-12-20 08:40:59 PST
In addition to forcing a reload, anchor links now don't move to the anchor
after the reload either.  See, for example,

This should work for both A NAME="..." and ID="..." anchors.
Comment 6 don 1999-01-05 15:26:59 PST
Re-assigned to

Gagan, is this a netlib bug?  Who should get this?
Comment 7 Gagan 1999-01-14 10:24:59 PST
Not netlib for sure. Layout...?
Comment 8 Angus Davis 1999-01-14 12:48:59 PST
Adding Rick Potts to the cc: list. Maybe the docloader handles this; I dunno.
Comment 9 troy 1999-01-14 20:58:59 PST
Here's what happens. The nsHTMLAnchorElement code ends up calling the link
handler and having it handle the link click. The link handler is the Web shell
and it doesn't check for the same URL and a fragment identifier, it just loads
the same document. We don't even seem to respect the fragment identifier so we
just go to the top of the document

I don't know how this used to work. Kipp probably knows. I don't know why things
have changed, but since the Web shell is the link handler I'm assigning it to
Rick Potts

Let's try and be adults about this and stop treating this bug like a hot potato
Comment 10 Hixie (not reading bugmail) 1999-01-23 17:13:59 PST
*** Bug 2579 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Hixie (not reading bugmail) 1999-01-23 17:16:59 PST
Guys, any chance this could be fixed soon? It's making QA a right pain
in the neck.

Pumping up the priority.
Comment 13 leger 1999-02-03 08:03:59 PST
Setting all current Open Critical and Major to M3
Comment 14 troy 1999-02-11 21:52:59 PST
Fixed so we don't reload the document
Comment 15 David Baron :dbaron: ⌚️UTC-7 1999-02-16 10:37:59 PST
Verified fixed.
Comment 16 David Baron :dbaron: ⌚️UTC-7 1999-02-16 10:39:59 PST
Whoops... I take that back.  The document still reloads when you hit the back
button after going to a named anchor, when it is moving back to the original
(non-anchor) position.  Also, the URL doesn't change when I go to a named
Comment 17 troy 1999-02-16 10:48:59 PST
The problems you mention when you reopened the bug are different than the
originally described problem, so I think the right thing to do is to leave this
bug fixed and create additional bugs for the new problems
Comment 18 David Baron :dbaron: ⌚️UTC-7 1999-02-16 10:58:59 PST
OK...filed bug 3152 and re-resolved this one.
Comment 19 troy 1999-02-16 11:01:59 PST
Comment 20 rubydoo123 1999-02-16 11:13:59 PST
I can't verify this one, on the 2/10 build the name anchor does not work. More
recent builds don't display the content correctly. Will check in a couple of
Comment 21 rubydoo123 1999-02-23 10:55:59 PST
name attributes now work on 2/22/99 build, setting bug as  verified

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