I figured this had been asked by now, but I guess not, or maybe I didn't find it when I was searching.
I commonly want to provide anchor links in answers (esp. when creating footnotes), but SO flavored Markdown has a whitelist of allowed tags and that's never supported the
name attribute of the
a tag before, so I've been unable to use
#name to directly link to a footnote.
The switch to CommonMark obviously means a pretty significant change in the Markdown rendering engine, so will the current whitelist of pure HTML remain as it is or will things be changing around with that and if they're changing, will this restriction be relaxed?