This and the other “Deck” posts are a repurposing of flashcard study decks to Q&A blog posts. Google was not showing love to this content as a set of flashcards and I didn’t want to delete them entirely, I hope you find it useful.
What is a URL fragment?
It is a hash containing a single value appended to a url.
What is a URL fragment used for?
A fragment is used to identify locations on a page. It can be used to direct users further down on a page where the information they are looking for resides.
Is a URL fragment sent to the server?
No, a fragment is understood and used by the browser only.
When would you use a fragment vs query parameter?
You would use a fragment when you need to scroll the page to a certain section of content, you would use a query parameter to filter specific elements in a collection of data.
What is the syntax for using a URL fragment?
The fragment begins at the # and contains a single value. devdecks.io/about#founding-team or devdecks.io/about#contact-details (these are non functioning examples).