Surnames/tags: data_doctors db_error_944
Description of Error - 944: Missing SPAN Anchors
The profile is using links inpage that point to nonexistent HTML SPAN anchors.
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 forbidden, and the use is not a subject of suggestions. But there can be errors using such links and they are reported. Possible errors are: Duplicated span Anchors, where 2 anchors have the same name, Missing span Anchors where there is a link to a nonexistent anchor, Unused span Anchors that lists all anchors that are not used, and Too many inpage links where there are just way too many of them,
Content of info column: the link that is not found as a target on the page.
- Deletion of the target anchor.
- Copy/Paste of text from another profile without also copying the target anchor.
Remove the problematic link. If the link is used for linking to sources, WikiTree recommends the use of inline citations using <ref> tags.
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The biography is checked for the presence of inpage links to HTML SPAN anchors or Headings that don't exist on the page. It reports them if there are 3 or more missing.
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Please can someone look at this example William Brownlow (1591-1661) and tell me why the errors are there.
I hope this is visible. <span id='name'></span>
edited by Aleš Trtnik
Strother-136 is one example.
Lists are updated once a week. If they are not clearing then the system does not recognize your fix. Sometimes a space in the span anchor needs to be removed. Links may need to be updated as links change on websites you may need to be completely replaced the link with an alternative source.
William Strother many of the span anchors appear in the research section these do not lead to sources and should be replaced by a full source link and sub source links in order to be of value to reseachers of the family
I hope this information helps
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Take care, Sheryl
In other words, the error can be resolved by checking the format of the link - and removing spaces around the #name bit, if there are any - rather than necessarily removing the entire link.