Another test. This time let’s throw a link (which seems to be the only way to and shove it all in) into an iframe! What will be orphaned? What will be native? Will annotating the iframed version push the annotations back to the original, will they show up as orphaned, or will they show up on the parent page of the iframe, or all of the above?

I also wonder if we could use fragments to target specific portions of pages like this for blockquoting/highlighting and still manage to get the full frame and interface? Let’s give that a go too shall we? Would it be apropos to do a fragment quote from Fragmentions for Better Highlighting and Direct References on the Web?

Shazam!! That worked rather well didn’t it? And we can customize the size of the iframe container to catch all of the quote rather well on desktop at least. Sadly, most people’s sites don’t support fragmentions or have fragmentioner code running. It might also look like our fragment is causing my main page to scroll down to the portion of the highlighted text in the iframe. Wonder how to get around that bit of silliness?

And now our test is done.