Text Fragment for Chrome

Link to Text Fragment.

Link to Text Fragment. © Google.

Google recently released a free and very useful extension for its Chrome navigator. Called Link to Text Fragment, it allows you to create a URL pointing to a specific fragment of text on a Web page, and highlights it. With the extension installed, simply highlight the text you want to link to, right click, and select “Copy Link to Selected Text.” The link is shareable and works even for people who don’t have the extension, as long as they have a recent Chromium-based browser (Chrome or Edge, for example). Note that these links currently do not work when served across client-side redirects that some common services like Twitter use. Regular HTTP redirects work fine. Hopefully, Firefox and Safari will implement the technology to make the links more universal.

YouTube, “Link to Text Fragment extension demo..”

Web.dev Blog, Thomas Steiner, “Boldly link where no one has linked before: Text Fragments.”

The Verge, Jon Porter, “Google’s new Chrome extension lets you link directly to specific text on a page.”


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by Laurent Gloaguen.
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