I have frequently long questions that I try to make shorter by populating footnotes.

Since this is rather uncomfortable for the reader to never stop scrolling forward and backward, I expected I could make use of named anchors and links to named anchors.
I tried something like :

Lorem ipsum and all that sort of things<br>
<a href="#NB1">Jump to Nota Bene1</a>
And could think of many other dolor<br>
Blah Blah<br>
<a name="NB1">Nota Bene 1 Start</a><br>
Nota Bene 1 Text

without any success. How is it achievable ?

EDIT 1 : Testing suboptimal workaround 1:









(Obviously non functionnal)

1 : 42653960361 : found this idea suggested in answer of some related question in meta_SE.
Caution : Its inventor qualifies it "pretty fragile"

  • I don't think I've seen such a thing; the closest I've seen are footnote numbers collected at the bottom and referred to by "sup" tags.
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    Dec 27, 2022 at 16:44
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    Unfortunely not, nor any good workaround even that I know of. Related MSE question along with the original request. Dec 27, 2022 at 17:17
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    It isn't. But if you feel it is necessary, I suspect that is a strong indication that you should just post shorter questions.
    – terdon Mod
    Dec 27, 2022 at 17:47
  • @NotTheDr01ds : Too bad. But thanks for the links and you are correct, even the "pretty fragile" workaround suggested in the last answer of the original request just cannot fit the purpose.
    – MC68020
    Dec 27, 2022 at 17:48
  • You are dead right @terdon. However, the simplest the problem is in my mind, the shorter the question. And questions that I am likely to ask here relate to problems that are too complicated for my mind, this being most probably because… I have not even been able to word them simply… to myself at first... ;-)
    – MC68020
    Dec 27, 2022 at 18:19
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    I think your #:~:text= workaround is not standard yet and isn't (fully) supported in Firefox.
    – muru
    Dec 28, 2022 at 15:46
  • Thanks @muru , as usual you are correct. Nevermind it is far too laborious to implement.
    – MC68020
    Dec 28, 2022 at 17:07


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