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Science in London: The 2018/19 scientific society talks in London blog post

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Teeny blog post to remind me how to anchor in-post text

In some of my longer multi-part blog posts (eg Open Air Cinema Screens in London and Where Science Communicators might work - both posts linked on the right hand side panel) it's potentially useful to be able to jump to a section. I've done this on several occasions on other website and nearly always forget the succinct html code that lets me do this.

There are several ways of doing it that will work, but some are better for a wider variety of browsers and some methods aren't recommended (see deprecated tags). This method was recommended by @DavidWaldock and worked well in the Open Air Cinema Screens post. I've reproduced the rubric below to remind myself when I come to tweak posts in future and want to anchor to various sections.

All { and } need to be replaced with < and >.

This is the pointer, which on clicking will take the user to the anchored section.
Jump to {a href=""}2011 screening information{/a}.

This is the 'pointee' or anchor to which the pointer above will jump.
{a name="2011"}2011 :: 2011 :: 2011{/a}

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