This is similar to Support anchor names in posts, but I don't think it's a dupe. Markdown should support links that are just named anchors, like [foo](#12345). I occasionally reference existing answers in comments or my own answers if I'm expanding on them, and currently I need to include the full URL to get Markdown to link it, which seems unnecessary. Just copying the answer's link is annoying because it's a different URL, so when users click it it loads a new page, even though it's actually the exact same page. To get around it I tend to take the current URL and splice in the #id of the answer I'm linking to, but Markdown should assume that if I just include the #id part


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What if the your answer or the answer you cross-referenced to get pushed to page 2? Then the link is broken.

  • Good point, I forgot there even were pages May 21, 2010 at 8:36
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    But how can we reference certain comments?
    – Gumbo
    Oct 1, 2010 at 12:07
  • Couldn't the comment system just expand the link by hand to fix that issue?
    – Brian
    Oct 29, 2010 at 20:47
  • @Michael plus, for more problems with tweaking the links, this is already linked in the right column: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/58645/…
    – cregox
    Jun 16, 2011 at 20:12
  • @Cawas It was also asked two months later Jun 16, 2011 at 20:14
  • @Michael no argue there! I'm also pointing out more info to anyone who might stumble upon here and get interested, since you're not! ;-)
    – cregox
    Jun 16, 2011 at 20:17

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