[docs] Intersphinx Linking to Anchors in Python Docs

Georg Brandl georg at python.org
Sun Oct 6 09:40:33 CEST 2013


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Am 28.09.2013 22:12, schrieb Alexander Rudy:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm working on some documentation for the `astropy <http://astropy.org>`` 
> project where I'd like to use inter sphinx to link to python
> documentation. Intersphinx creates the links without a problem, and
> includes anchors (I'm trying to link to the following: 
> http://docs.python.org/library/string.html#formatstrings which I am
> linking with the following reST: :ref:`python:formatstrings`). However, in
> the redirection from this link to the final destination 
> (http://docs.python.org/2/library/string.html) the anchor (part after the
> #) is lost. This feels broken. Is there something I can do, or something
> the python docs generation can do to fix this problem? It is annoying to
> send users looking for "format string syntax" to the top of the string
> module page. I can hardlink, but that seems silly, when I have intesrphinx.
> I could also always send them to the python 2 or python 3 version, but that
> too seems unfortunate.

Hi Alexander,

which version of Sphinx are you using?

cheers,
Georg
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