Sounds like a nice idea – but that article said it is unreliable, so maybe that means “not ready for prime time”?
Also, web pages change – many times dynamically – or the page is generated on the fly based on a query on an commercial site. So if you Hooked to a selection on a page that gets rewritten frequently, then the Hook would be fragile and fail.
Personally, I don’t feel a deep need for Hooking to text on a web page. I would more likely clip that page into DEVONthink or Evernote or somewhere offline, and then Hook to that offline source.
While I agree it would not make sense to use it on a dynamic web page, there are some major categories of static web pages where this feature is immensely useful. Major examples include links to academic articles, legal rulings, or published news stories.
Chrome for Mac is my main browser on the computer, and I now understand that Google has been using this deep-linking feature to take me directly to place on a web page that contains my search terms. It has worked quite well and quite consistently.
Yes, I’d LOVE to see this integrated into Hook. I’m getting into the habit of invoking Hook + Command-C for all the links I want to make, including copying a web page URL.