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Sections with the same titleEdit

How do you link to a section, when there are several with the same name. For example, in this article Heavy metal music before 1970 there are several sections called "1969", but if I use the name of the articol + # + 1969, it links me to the first 1969 section, what should I do if I want to go to the second, or the third? 12qwas (talk) 08:02, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

@12qwas: Append a "_1" or a "_2" etc to the URL. For example, to link to the second section "1969", you would write http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy metal music before 1970#1969_1.  Nixinova  T  C  03:58, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

Can make a link to PART of a section?Edit

Is it possible to make a link to a part of a section, so clicking on that link takes user to that part rather than just to the top of the section? For example, a link in the article internal_capsule for inferomedial takes user to the top of the section relating to the terms medial and lateral, but the definition for inferomedial is nearer the bottom of that section. Is there any way to make link go directly to the actual term inferomedial in that section? I suspect there is not, but it could be useful if there were. UnderEducatedGeezer (talk) 01:26, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Yes, it's easy. Simply use Template:Anchor, placing it wherever in the article you want to link. In this case, you could place something like {{anchor|inferomedial}} near the bottom of the section you mentioned. Then link to it using Anatomical terms of location#inferomedial. Bmf 051 (talk) 20:06, 9 September 2019 (UTC)