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named anchor not working in markdown inside on Bitbucket


I want to put a named anchor inside a title of a Bitbucket README.MD file. Here's my markdown:

## <a name="configure"></a>Configure

This renders as:

<a name="configure"></a>Configure

I want it to not render the <a> tag, just the title. Putting the named anchor outside of the title also doesn't work, by the way: it's rendered as text.

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@Ana Retamal - I find in bit-bucket on prem that the following works:

Take me to <a href="#pookie">pookie</a>

<a name="pookie">this is pookie</a>

 but not when using id tag instead of name, as in:

Take me to <a href="#pookie">pookie</a>

<a id="pookie">this is pookie</a>

although according to my understanding from reading some discussion  either should be legal.

Is there an issue I can support that would get either to work for Bitbucket on-prem?


SAme here, I would like to get anchors working in Bitbucket Server.

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Ana Retamal Atlassian Team May 25, 2018

Hi Max, I'm afraid Bitbucket doesn't support that at the moment. We have a feature request for it, and you can find it at Support some or all HTML in Markdown in Bitbucket. Please vote for it, watch it to receive further notifications and add a comment if so you wish :)

Hope that helps!


Named anchors is a pretty basic requirement. Any plans to support this in the near future? We're trying to use them to improve navigation in our Bitbucket wiki.

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