[webkit-dev] Feedback on Blink's text fragment directive proposal

David Bokan bokan at chromium.org
Mon Dec 2 12:22:04 PST 2019

Hello webkit-dev,

I'd like to solicit feedback as well as an official position from Webkit on
our proposal for the text fragment directive:

In summary: this is a feature that allows authors and users to craft URLs
to pages and specify a snippet of text on the page as a subresource
(visually highlighting it and scrolling it into view). Analogous to
element-id based fragment anchors but for text.

You can try this out today in Chrome Beta by enabling
Here's an example link:


Relevant Links:

Spec <https://wicg.github.io/ScrollToTextFragment/>
TAG Review <https://github.com/w3ctag/design-reviews/issues/392>
(Currently Suspended) Blink Intent Thread
Issue on Mozilla standards-positions

We've been using the GitHub repo for issue tracking but happy to take
feedback (official or otherwise) in any form.

Thank you!
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