Create anchor without the document name embedded? Edited

Is it possible to create an anchor in Confluence that doesn't include the document name? e.g., if I create 'myanchor' on 'MyPage', why is the anchor name transformed into '#MyPage-myanchor' instead of '#myanchor'?

This is really confusing and unnecessarily verbose, and kind of defeats the purpose of anchoring when a short and simple label gets mutated into something big, ugly, and dependent on the document name.

thanks,
Klaus

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Hi Klaus,

This is indeed as intended from our Anchors documentation:

Notes about the full URL:

The page name is repeated in the URL, after the # sign. The second occurrence of the page name is concatenated into a single word, with all spaces removed.

 

We do have a few feature requests to change this behavior, such as:

Please vote on and watch those requests to receive an update if this behavior changes. I would also recommend you state your usage case there to help with understanding as to why this change would be beneficial for Confluence users.

Thank you for your help!

Kind Regards,
Shannon 

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