#608 Allow anchors

open
nobody
3
2004-08-18
2004-08-15
benc
No

Please add a wiki tag that functions like an HTML anchor
<a name="Whatever"></a>. I'm not sure what it should
look like, though. Perhaps one of:

<anchor name="Whatever">
<anchor:Whatever>
{{anchor:Whatever}}
__ANCHOR__ [[Whatever]]

There is not a great deal of practical use for this tag,
because section names are automatically made into
anchors. However, non-section name anchors do have
their uses.

For example, in the English Wikipedia's community pages,
the "Wikipedia:Deletion policy" page is lengthy, so each
policy is a row in a table. Converting the table to
subsections would make the page way to long.
However, it would be *very* useful to be able to link
*directly* to each aspect of the policy, in order to help
newer wiki users understand it.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Deletion_poli
cy#Refactoring_page_to_help_prevent_invalid_VfD_listing
s)

Discussion

  • benc
    benc
    2004-08-18

    • priority: 5 --> 3
     
  • benc
    benc
    2004-08-18

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    Actually, Angela pointed out that you can use <div
    id="#whatever"></div> for this purpose. Still, it would be nice
    to have a built-in, non-kludge solution.