How to link to sections in Wikipedia

A very short post to explain a quick trick I discovered for linking to a specific section in a Wikipedia page.

This works for me in Chrome running on Windows XP.

  1. Visit the section you want to link to.
  2. Ctrl+C the name of the section (ie the section title in the page) you want to link to.
  3. Right click somewhere in the page and choose to View page source.
  4. Search the page for the section name, and just before it you will find something like #Your_section_name which is actually a link.
  5. Click on it, you’ll go to the section, and you can now copy the link address from the address bar.

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