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From "George S." <geor...@mhsoftware.com>
Subject Re: Accessing HREF Target from Servlet
Date Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:50:03 GMT
Yes, I put some code in the page to detect the HREF anchor in the window 
location, and then I pass it back to the server. Nothing's ever as easy 
as you would like...

On 6/28/13 7:55 AM, Christopher Schultz wrote:
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> George,
>
> On 6/27/13 8:56 PM, George S. wrote:
>> OK, I'm thinking that was a dumb question. If I'm understanding
>> things, the browser is making the request for the page, and then
>> looking for the HREF target in the generated page. So, the reality
>> is that tomcat never sees the part after the # sign. Rats.
> Correct. I suppose there's nothing stopping a browser from sending you
> the "anchor" part of the URL, but it's not really supposed to be part
> of the resource identifier (the resource is the "page", not the
> particular place on the page where the user is scrolled-to) so it's
> pretty much never sent to the server.
>
> Javascript, on the other hand, will likely have access to this
> information, so you could always make an AJAX request to the server to
> provide/get more information.
>
> - -chris
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-- 
George Sexton
MH Software, Inc.
303 438-9585
http://www.mhsoftware.com/


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