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One very nice standard feature of html/Web links is the ability to automatically scroll to a page location marked with a <a name=> anchor. One unfortunate limitation is that it's only possible to jump to part of the page where its creator was nice enough to include a <a name=> anchor.
to see an ability to include other means of location-specification after the # sign. Any browser that couldn't understand them would ignore them (treating them as # to a non-existent name) but browsers that supported them could supply extra functionality.
Two useful pseudo-anchors I can think of would be [#?s/text/] to search for and highlight the first occurrence of the specified text, and [#?img="filename"] to search and highlight the first image tag referencing the specified filename. Other pseudo-anchor formats could be used to allow selecting a particular cell in the first (or nth) table meeting specified criteria, etc.
||Apparently not everyone likes other people linking to their pages (witness some large sites that go out of their way to deter it).
||I, for one, would welcome this. Though I'd probably only ever use it here.
||FYI the "Finding Browser" idea (see above) is basically your [#s/text/] idea. I like your extendible version better tho, so croissant from me.