When I want to share a link that "jumps" to a specific position in a page I can do it with the link + #some_id.

Example: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html#h-12.2.3

In order to find the ID I open the Chrome Developer Tools (F12) and search for a name or id attribute.

Is there a Chrome extension that highlights name or id attributes so it will be quicker to find them?

Or maybe even with a 'copy' button that construct the link automatically.


I haven't tried it yet (but will do now):

Occasionally I want to link to specific section of a web page. Previously, I would bring up the source of the web page to see if there was a named anchor tag for the section in question, then I would manually add the anchor name as the URL fragment. Recently, however, I learned that any element with an ID attribute can act as a link target. It's only been stated in the HTML 4 specification like forever. :-)


  • Thanks! When I searched for LinkToId I came to the ShowAnchors extension. (Would vote up if I had the rep).
    – Eyal Levin
    Sep 28 '14 at 15:56

From 2called-chaos's answer I came to this Chrome extension which works fine for now:

Show Anchors

  • Even better :) The one I found is a bit rusty. Shows the links but the click action does not work for me. Sep 28 '14 at 15:56

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