[New-bugs-announce] [issue38975] Add direct anchors to regex syntax documentation

Baptiste Mispelon report at bugs.python.org
Wed Dec 4 16:12:31 EST 2019

New submission from Baptiste Mispelon <bmispelon at gmail.com>:

While writing documentation about regexps for a project I help maintain, I wanted to link to some specific aspects of Python's implementation (in my case, non-capturing groups) which are described on https://docs.python.org/3/library/re.html.

There are no visible ¶ anchors for the items in the "Regular Expression Syntax" section. Inspecting the generated HTML, there does seem to be auto-generated ids (like `#index-16` for example) but I wouldn't like to rely on those as I'm not sure how stable they are.

I couldn't find how to add the ¶ symbol show up next to the titles but I have a PR that adds a bunch of references so that items can be linked directly.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 357831
nosy: bmispelon, docs at python
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Add direct anchors to regex syntax documentation
type: enhancement

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