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Wikipedia has some cool functionality as part of its header text syntax. It makes a slug out of the text, and automatically adds that slug to the id attribute of the header tag.

Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Locator#History

It would be great if the header tags here (I.E. ###) did the same thing.

Imagine - linking straight to the Copy Editor badge description in the List of all badges with full descriptions! Or straight to Moderator in the Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms!

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Downvote? For implausibility, uselessness, or what? – NickC Apr 30 '11 at 1:36
Why is this more useful than just a "link"? Why should headers be links specifically? You can make links bold, or highlighted in other ways. – James Sep 15 at 2:23
@James What I am suggesting is to make headers link targets, so that off-site links (or other questions/answers) can target headers directly. (Notice I can't do so in the body of the question to the headers mentioned.) What kind of "link" are you comparing this to? – NickC Sep 15 at 3:01

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