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

Frédéric Wang fwang at igalia.com
Tue Dec 10 08:59:11 PST 2019

On 02/12/2019 21:22, David Bokan wrote:
> 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: https://github.com/WICG/ScrollToTextFragment.
> 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 chrome://flags/#enable-text-fragment-anchor. Here's an
> example link:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Identifier#:~:text=An%20optional%20fragment,element%20into%20view
> Relevant Links:
> <https://github.com/WICG/ScrollToTextFragment/blob/master/README.md>
> Explainer
> <https://github.com/WICG/ScrollToTextFragment/blob/master/README.md>
> Spec <https://wicg.github.io/ScrollToTextFragment/>
> TAG Review <https://github.com/w3ctag/design-reviews/issues/392>
> (Currently Suspended) Blink Intent Thread
> <https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!msg/blink-dev/zlLSxQ9BA8Y/NLbg84m0EAAJ>
> Issue on Mozilla standards-positions
> <https://github.com/mozilla/standards-positions/issues/194>
> We've been using the GitHub repo for issue tracking but happy to take
> feedback (official or otherwise) in any form.
> Thank you!
> David
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I think some of the webkit-dev members have already replied on the Blink
thread. Just to repeat here, I think the concerns Igalia had regarding
the lack of details to implement the algorithm have been addressed in
the latest versions of the spec. We haven't checked again if the WPT
coverage is good enough now though.

Frédéric Wang

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