Here's my URL: http://localhost/southArea/org_chart_results.php?manager=Candace%20Blaquiere#25
The first part of the URL (manager) tells what portion of the page (which is normally hidden) needs to be visible. The "#" tells the page where to situate itself so the user is immediately directed to that part of the page where the name is visible.
What's happening is everything works fine, as far as the portion of the page that needs to be visible is seen, but the second part - the "#" doesn't. But here's where it gets weird. If I refresh the page, THEN it goes to the part of the list where the "<a name" is 25.
it's an intranet site, so to re-create the dynamic would require me to duplicate the database and put the whole infrastructure on a publicly accessible interface and I can do that, but I'm hoping that just the appearance of the URL, if it appears flawed to a mind greater than my own, can make a suggestion.
Bottom line: Is there something that I can do "better" in the way I'm structuring my URL so I can get an accurate "placement" of my page's content at first brush rather than having to refresh the page in order to position it correctly?
You can see what the page looks like by heading out to http://brucegust.com/portfolio/verizon/test.php
. This is a static version of the page that's fed by a database normall. But with this example, you can see how I've postioned the id of every team member with a span and hopefully that gives you enough of a view under the hood where you can tell if there's something else / better I should be doing.