EDIT: here is the question : below will be the context
what is the URL trick to link directly to a given page of the table of content of a fiction ?
Indeed, when you refresh a fiction page, the table of content is refreshed to the "page 1 of the contents", even if you navigated to page 20.
what is the interest for this ? : see below :
I'm not so new, but not really expert.
Often I like to read "offline" (due to possibility of loss of network for example - or to capitalize on being in a wifi zone), so I usually go to the page of the fiction and load chapters 1-2-3-4-5..Etc of the novel in different tabs.
however here comes the issue, when I read those, I want to upload the chapters 20-21-22 ...Etc
but going back to the fiction page, I'm once again on page 1 listing the "records" / chapters.
so I have to scroll down, and click on the 2nd page, then click on "open in new tab" the chapters 20-21-22..
So that doesn't seem too horrible does it ?
the issue arrives when there are 50+ or even 200+ chapters...
it is really bothersome to click on page 5, then 7, then 9 then 11 (because the mobile doesn't allow you do click directly on page 11, only until p6, and then it opens the possibility to click on +2 more) until I reach page 21.etc.
I would have let it pass as being the unfairness of the universe, like shower become cold without warning, or slightly humid bread or something like that.
However I recently navigated, by happenstance, through an (old?) fiction that kept the page in memory in fiction page, even when i left the tab and refreshed it...
at that time I didn't take note of the url used :( ...
and it's only after leaving that fiction and catching up in other fictions that I dream to find again this trick...
any help ?
from memory it should be something like the following (but obviously my trials didn't work):
there could be a ? a # a ? and/or a = or something else ..
(for further info, it works for review pages by typing ?reviews=2 at the end :
(and I tried replacing "reviews" by chapter / chapters / page / pages ... no effect .
I pray for your help !
The chapter list seems to be loaded as an html table, and clicking the 'next' arrow doesn't seem to load a new page, it just changes the entries in the table. I don't know if it does this by just loading the next entries, or if the entries are all loaded simultaneously and simply swapped out - although that would be my guess, I didn't find where they were stored in the code, either. Maybe someone with more than absolutely minimal knowledge of html would be able to figure it out, but I can't.
That being said...
If you like reading offline, I'd suggest you look into downloading epubs; something like quicknovel if you're on android, or maybe the lightnovel-crawler discord bot. Paired with a reasonable epub reader, the experience is highly superior to opening a bunch of browser tabs simultaneously.
Reading epubs should give you a legit table of contents, the ability to change text size/color/font, and even text-to-speech, if you want your phone to read to you. (Far inferior to an actual audiobook, but I use it while driving.)