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Suggestion 470 Profile completeness - Unused Span Anchors

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Date: 31 Jan 2022
Location: Worldwidemap
Surnames/tags: data_doctors db_error_470 db_error_945
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Description of Warning - 470: Profile completeness - Unused Span Anchors

The profile has HTML SPAN anchors that are not used for inpage linking.

Description of SPAN anchors and links to them: Span anchor is set by <span id='name'></span> and links to it are set by [[#name]] or [[#name|link text]]. That creates the inpage link to the anchor and clicking on that link scrolls the page to the anchor location where you usually read more about something. While such linking is not recommended on WikiTree, it is not forbidded and the use is not a subject of suggestions. But there can be errors using such links and they are reported. Possible errors are that there are Duplicated span Anchors, where 2 anchors have the same name, Missing span Anchors where there is a link to an unexisting anchor, Unused span Anchors that lists all anchors that are not used and Too many inpage links where there is just way too many of them,

This suggestion is the same as 945 - Unused Span Anchors


Content of info column: Anchor name(s) that are not used.

Possible Causes

  • Link to the anchor was deleted.
  • Copy/Paste of the anchor from another profile.

Action Steps

Remove the unused anchors.

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Technical Stuff

The biography is checked for the presence of unused SPAN anchors. They are reported if there are 1 or 2 unused anchors.

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