Re: Anchors in current file...

Tim Berners-Lee (
Thu, 15 Jul 93 16:37:53 +0200

> Brian Smithson ( wrote
> > I'm not sure if it's a bug or a feature :-), but if the anchor is
of the
> > form <a href=#label> then the link won't be recorded the window
> > and Back will not go back to the anchor, but if it is of the form
> > <a href=[regular URL stuff]#label> then it will be added to the
> > list and Back will work as you had wanted it to. I thought this
> > intentional and found it to be useful!

This is very strange behaviour. A partial URL is an abreviation
for a full one. No information was intended to be conveyed by
the fact that it was abbreviated! The NextStep editor will allways
write out a link in minimised form when a file is edited, so this
rather questionable information will be lost!