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Change URL on tree browsing

GTDB already has a way to automatically unfold to a tree node on browsing using a URL like, but this permalink functionality is not obvious to users using the tree view, as it’s only exposed on the genome info page (e.g.

Many modern webapps seem to have a way to reflect state changes in URL without reloading the page. It’s easier to do via #-states, but window.history can be used to change any part.

Having an easy-to-access permalink should help people reference specific GTDB taxa.


This is a great idea. We are looking into it now.


Just following up. This feature is now live on the GTDB website.

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