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About Pages Need Linkable Sections

The new "About" pages are a great addition to the site, but the sections of the page are not navigable or linkable. For example, one can't currently link to http://pm.stackexchange.com/about#about-offtopic because the off-topic section contains neither a named anchor nor a CSS id attribute. Instead, the HTML currently contains markup like this:

<div class="about-offtopic">
    <h2 class="about-title">Get answers to practical, detailed questions</h2>

I'd like to see the About pages contain linkable sections so that users can point to relevant sections of the page.

Linkable Sections Would Also Make a Table of Contents Possible

A short table of contents at the beginning for in-page navigation would be nice, too. Having linkable sections would make this possible.

However, while I'd like to see a table of contents added at some point, this is subordinate to the importance of linkable sections. I mention it here for completeness, but please don't let the merits of adding a table of contents sidetrack the core request for linkable About Page sections.

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It is also usefull to use it on comments, instead of using [about], you should be able to use [about#offtopic] –  Wouter J Mar 23 '13 at 16:48
    
In case SO is afraid it would clutter the user interface it would be a compromise if the anchor link is only in the source code without a visible gui element to notice it. With the devtools from chrome it is easy to get the name of the fragment identifier and use it to make a deep link to the specific area. –  threeFourOneSixOneThree Jun 9 '13 at 8:29
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@threeFourOneSixOneThree Please don't edit out information crucial to the original post; I didn't understand that CodeGnome had put the actual code into the question, without the code that would've made such anchors work, and thus was wondering why they didn't work until I noticed that you had modified that. –  Nightfirecat Jun 9 '13 at 10:18
    
Sorry about that. I assume that you made an edit suggestion to fix my addition; currently i can not fix it myself since another edit is in review. –  threeFourOneSixOneThree Jun 9 '13 at 10:19
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Currently the sections of the about page has the following html markup

<div class="about-tags">
    <h2 class="about-title">Tags make it easy to find interesting questions</h2>
    ... 
</div>

If it would be changed to

<div class="about-tags" name="about-tags" id="about-tags" >
    <h2 class="about-title">Tags make it easy to find interesting questions</h2>
    ... 
</div>

We could link to it by using an anchor-link / fragment-identifier like this http://stackoverflow.com/about#about-tags

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