How to create anchors in Fireball version of Markdown?(gitlab version links do not work)

Fletcher T. Penney fletcher at
Thu Jul 9 15:16:32 EDT 2015

I think you need to be more precise in your question.  I tried to flesh 
it out in my prior response, but perhaps I failed.

The link you describe:

	[link text](#anchor)

works just fine in any version of Markdown.  It's just a regular link.

I suspect the problem you are having, as per my other message, is that 
you need something for the link to "target."  If an anchor named 
"#anchor" doesn't exist, that's a separate problem.

The various replies to your earlier message all suggested ways of 
creating the necessary anchor that would work.

If those replies did not answer your question, then perhaps you could 
more precisely specify the HTML output you are getting and the HTML 
output you are expecting.


On 7/9/15 2:56 PM, Alice Williams wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just curious if anyone knows how to get anchor links to work with
> Fireball version of Markdown. (The Gitlab standard Markdown achieves
> anchor links like this (but Fireball version does not support this format):
> [link text](#anchor)
> This anchor link does not work with Fireball version.
> Does anyone know how to create Fireball Markdown anchors?
> Thanks,
> Alice
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