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Re: Jump to head

by bart (Canon)
on May 15, 2004 at 09:01 UTC ( #353613=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Jump to head

Like others said, it's already there.

But that reminds me: I'd like a link to the node you're replying to, when composing and previewing a post. You lose the complete text of the parent node, and I often find myself pulling that node id out of the URL of my preview (the "parent" parameter), just to open it in a new window/tab. That could be a lot easier.

Alternatively, the preview could show the complete node you're replying to, just like when you first start composing a reply.

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Re: Re: Jump to head
by hv (Prior) on May 16, 2004 at 12:15 UTC

    Yes please, I'm always doing this - hit preview, then want to go back and compare my response against the original node, or against the rest of the thread. I end up having to go search for the title.


      I try to always start replies in a new window for this reason.

      I just do "File -> New window" then Back.

      A "replying to" link would be useful so long as it specifies target="_new". Otherwise, we'll increase people getting burned by clicking on something during a preview and coming Back to find that your browser no longer displays your previewed content from the cache.

      This and similar behavior became so annoying that I've set IE to "never" expire cached content (which is also annoying but still preferable).

      - tye        

        I don't like spawning new windows. IMHO, HTML targets shouldn't ever spawn new windows. Most of the time us Mozilla-philes want no part of new windows, hence why tabbed browsing is so cool. And yep, I do instinctively open nearly everything in a new tab -- I hate it when a link is javascript or something and it doesn't want to act like normal HTML.
Re^2: Jump to head
by greenFox (Vicar) on Jun 22, 2004 at 06:41 UTC

    There is another way to do this if you are using Firefox download the Duplicate Tab extension. Right click on the tab, select "Duplicate Tab" a new tab is produced including history. Hit "back" in the new tab and voila!

    Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

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