Do you want to build a link to a certain section of a long website sometimes? Ok, with a new deep-link feature known as the “Scroll To Text Fragment” that is possible in Google Chrome 80, Google uses the latest deep-link feature in Google Chrome version. This role needs no special effort on the part of the developer of a website. Deep links to any website can easily be built on any blog. These links are, however, only available in Google Chrome 80.
To check that you have installed the newest version of Chrome just press the menu > Support > About Google Chrome.
Google has implemented a browser capability in Chrome called ScrollToTextFragment that enables deep links to web documents, but it has done so despite unresolved privacy concerns and lack of support from other browser makers. ScrollToTextfragment was created by the W3C Incubator Community Group (WICG) web platform and input from the developers outside of Google has been implemented by the software engineers leading the initiative.
Yet WICG is not a centralized entity, but an incubator of a new web platform, so when its developers believe their technology is up and ready Google can go ahead with specifications. Standardization may or may not be in line with this. In Google’s point of view, this is fine, because it allows technology to develop and grow without anyone seeking approval.
But since Chrome controls the browser market, it continues to make its unilateral innovations a competitor responsibility.
If you are using the Google Chrome browser, you just have to visit the following link to see the functionality in practice. After clicking this button, our homepage will be loaded with the Chrome browser. It then scrolls down to the bottom and underlines the phrase “About Us”. Only to do this on our website, we did nothing special. At the end of the URL,
Google Chrome focuses on the parameter. By loading the web page, it usually scrolls to the text that corresponds and just highlights what you have entered in the URL. To use this function as the most basic feature, you can visit a web page and add #: ~:text= WORD until the end of the web page address then. Simply use the space character with “five 20.”
Take an example to make a link on the Wikipedia article on Dogs to the word ‘ competitions.’ You would have taken the https:/en.wikipedia.org / wiki / dog address and added #: ~:text= concourses. The following link would be:
https:/en.wikipedia.org / wiki / Dog#:~:text= competition.
Instead of defining a word or two, this function also supports more complex instructions. This can assist users in complicating papers. For further technical information, please read the text fragments draft standard paper. It function has been debated with respect to privacy concerns. But it’s already available in Google Chrome 80’s stable edition. Many users haven’t signed up yet.
The first ScrollToTextFragment appeared in December, but was not authorized by default. It appeared after four approvals known as LGTM or Looks Good To Me for code review. Three of its four Google supporters works. It helps to get a sense of the specification and understand potential privacy concerns. HTML already includes an anchor element which brings the visitor to the web site and to the specific anchor-marked text when appended to a link.
However, the developer of the website must create an anchor. No prior declaration is required for ScrollToTextFragment. Anyone who provides or enters a link, such as a search engine or someone who shares a link will build it.
Google developers did not ignore security and privacy issues. They have compiled them in one paper to their credit, and they have obviously been interested in learning what worries people. They have only decided that the issues are not that large or can be solved to their satisfaction.
Sum Up –
I agree that this is truly valuable, but it could also have major problems in all possible solutions. I therefore conclude that the question we need to address is how the problems with this solution compare with the problems of other alternatives.