I have a sample page with three tabs (tabs.html). Tabs are displayed as follows:

<ul class="tabs">
    <li><a href="javascript:tabSwitch('tab_1', 'content_1');" id="tab_1" class="active">Tab 1</a></li>
    <li><a href="javascript:tabSwitch('tab_2', 'content_2');" id="tab_2">Tab 2</a></li>
    <li><a href="javascript:tabSwitch('tab_3', 'content_3');" id="tab_3">Tab 3</a></li>

The JavaScript used to switch tabs is:

function tabSwitch(active, number, tab_prefix, content_prefix) {
    for (var i = 1; i < number+1; i++) {  
        document.getElementById(content_prefix+i).style.display = 'none';  
        document.getElementById(tab_prefix+i).className = '';  
    document.getElementById(content_prefix+active).style.display = 'block';  
    document.getElementById(tab_prefix+active).className = 'selected';      

Now, by default, when I link to tabs.html, the first tab is set to active. Is it possible to create a link from another site that links to tabs.html and forces the second or third tab to be active?