Is this a new method of linking?

Is the following a new method of linking?

I really like the way this site exposes the page tag that allows the URL shared through various means to be easily copied...

A simple click away...
opens up this way...

Opened Links

This is the first site I see with this, but I find it so easy to references these page tags. But is it a standard technique?

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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
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Andrew LeniartConnect With a Mentor Senior EditorCommented:
Hi newbieweb,

What are you trying to achieve exactly?

This is the first site I see with this, but I find it so easy to references these page tags.
I've pretty much been surfing the web since it became available and I can certainly say that it's not a 'unique' technique from my experience. I've seen many different ways linking and page tags are handled.

But is it a standard technique?
In my web surfing experience, yes.

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I need to know if I can copy it. (It's from a partner's website ;)

Do you have any other examples on the web?
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
I need to know if I can copy it. (It's from a partner's website ;)

hahaha.. Now that's just norty! :) why not just ask him? <g>

No, I don't have examples off hand, but if you surf around long enough, you're bound to find examples elsewhere. I'm 100% certain I've seen it before.

Regards, Andrew
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
What does "norty!" mean?

It may be a great word I could use sometimes...

What word (or words) would you use to describe this way of providing a link that opens a page and routes to the page label?

I guess it must be used many places since it is part of the HTML standard, and probably HTML version 1.0 ;)
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
What does "norty!" mean?
Ha. Just an on purpose mis-spelling of the word "Naughty" :)

What word (or words) would you use to describe this way of providing a link that opens a page and routes to the page label?
How about bookmark?

I guess it must be used many places since it is part of the HTML standard, and probably HTML version 1.0
There ya go! :)
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
So, should I ask "permission"? or code it and beg for forgiveness?

After all, "bookmarks" are used "everywhere" on the web.

See where I am going with this question?

Everything's a negotiation. And you helped bring it out.
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
So, should I ask "permission"? or code it and beg for forgiveness?
What does your "gut" say you should do? Go with that, as it's usually correct. If you want to give your partner credit for giving you the idea, then ask.

In so far as would you be breaking any copyrights if you didn't? then no, I don't think so.
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
thanks
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BillDLCommented:
I know the question is already closed, but I thought I would add my opinions and observations.

Google maps has used this kind of option for a long time and still does.  It is available from the Burger Menu Icon down near the bottom and uses the more standardised "link to this" icon comprising the < with 3 dots:
Link_To.jpgIt's obviously more basic than the example you displayed in screenshots due to its lack of a "copy link" option, but it is the icon that I am drawing attention to by this example.

In your example the first thing a viewer sees is a round-cornered sqare box with an up arrow bursting out the top.  If the arrow was bursting from the bottom my instinct would lead me to believe that this means "download" and, by inference, that the up arrow means "upload".  Unless this has become yet another ubiquitous icon like the 3 bar hamburger menu icon, I think the one in your example is counterintuitive.

If you are going to use the concept for this functionality from the example you showed, I would suggest that you use an icon that's functionality is much more immediately identifiable.  I don't know whether the one used in Google maps is copyrighted, but it would be more recogniseable to most.  3 chain links with a small luggage tag tied to it would also be more meaningful.

As I said, just my personal observations.
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