LiveReport page - Anchor tags reloading same page

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LiveReport page - Anchor tags reloading same page

Postby simonbentley » Tue May 07, 2019 4:08 pm

Hello, I hope you can help me as I am fairly new to all of this.

I have a LiveReport page with a Table of Contents. Clicking on any item in the Contents table smoothly jumps to the relevant section of the report saving a lot of scrolling on a long page. I tried to create an anchor tag to jump the user back to the Top of the page. However, the link just ignores what I want to do and instead reloads the page creating needless server load, as well as making the user wait.

I have noticed that the same happens in the Wiki Syntax Help page too... #/wiki/Doc/SyntaxHelp. Click on any Contents heading and you jump smoothly. Click any "top" hyperlink and the page reloads instead of jumping smoothly to the top of the page.

I have tried many different things, including right-click Inspect Element and copy that, I have tried various flavours of anchor tag, e.g. #/wiki/Doc/SyntaxHelp#top and #/wiki/Doc/SyntaxHelp?selection=top with no joy.

Would very much appreciate any suggestions. I am using Chrome 74.0.3729.131 with Polarion Build:

Many thanks,


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Re: LiveReport page - Anchor tags reloading same page

Postby Jürgen » Thu May 09, 2019 7:12 am

Hello, Simon

could you check if the same behavior is done also with a different browser?


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Re: LiveReport page - Anchor tags reloading same page

Postby SteffPoint » Fri May 10, 2019 6:30 am

I probably found an alternative with the JavaScript "scrollIntoView()" method for your demand.

You basically need two script blocks.

The script block you want to jump from:

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<button onclick="myFunction()">Click me</button>

function myFunction() {
  behavior: 'smooth'

and the script block you want to jump to:

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<div class="hello">asdasd</div>

I have tested it with current version of Chrome and for me it is working fine.

Let me know if that helped you.

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