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On information pages such as the how to answer page, headers should have an id, so that reviewers can easily target them in links. For example, if an answer is posted with only a link as content, we should be able to link them to stackoverflow.com/questions/how-to-answer#link-context.

As a side note: it would also be nice if the system could detect if a post only contains a link, and either prevent the answer from being posted, or show a warning message.

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Don't you mean names not ids? –  Ben Brocka Mar 4 '12 at 23:47
    
@Ben Brocka: IDs can be used with hash fragments in lieu of named anchors. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Mar 5 '12 at 4:55

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Unlike our ever-growing FAQ, I don't think the content in any of the How to Ask/Answer sections — or even the entire pages for that matter — is long enough to warrant adding anchors. A little scrolling wouldn't hurt now and then (my browser window is resized to 1280×800).

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I browse on a 9" monitor, you insensitive clod! :p –  Josh Caswell Mar 5 '12 at 0:51

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