WWW FAQs: How do I link to a specific part of a page?

2004-02-16: place a "named anchor" at the point you wish to link to. You can then easily link back to that anchor.

To create a named anchor, just use HTML like this:

<a name="anynameyoulike"></a>

Then, you can jump back to that point in the page with a link like this one:

<a href="#anynameyoulike">Jump to Named Anchor</a>

To jump to a specific anchor in a different page, just use the #anchorname syntax at the end of the link:

<a href="http://www.example.com/examplepage.html#anynameyoulike"> Jump to Named Anchor in Another Page</a>

That's all there is to it.

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