anchor names from headers (Setext and atx)?

Milian Wolff mail at
Sat Sep 22 14:43:13 EDT 2007

Am Samstag, 22. September 2007 schrieb Jeremy C. Reed:

> It would be useful if defining headers (either Setext and atx style), if

> Markdown would also generate corresponding anchors:


> ## This is an H2 ##


> would create:


> <a name="This is an H2"/>

> <h2>This is an H2</h2>


> Or something like that.


> Or is that available some different way?

In PHP Markdown Extra there is:

## This is an H2 {#myid}

Also note that your markup is not very good, you should use something like

<h2 id="This_is_an_H2">This is an H2</h2>

But custom ID's (see above) is far better imo.

Milian Wolff

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