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Template:R to anchor

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When used with the "This is a redirect" (Redr) template:

Template {{This is a redirect}} may be used to add from one to seven rcat templates, along with their parameters and categories, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation page below.

When used by itself:

  • This is a redirect from a topic that does not have its own page to an anchored part of a page on the subject. For more information follow the bold category link.
    • An {{anchor|anchor name}} template, a <span id="anchor name"> element, or an |id=anchor name parameter might be installed above a paragraph or within a table. The anchor might also be an old section header that has been edited and is anchored within or near the new header to prevent broken internal and external links.
    • Even though section headers of the general form == Heading name == are themselves a type of anchor, use {{R to section}} instead.
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Use this rcat template in any namespace.
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)#(target anchor name)]]

{{Redr|to anchor}}
Template {{Redr}} is an alias for the This is a redirect template, which may be used to add up to seven appropriate rcats, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation on its template page and its comparison page. This rcat may also tag a redirect individually:
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)#(target anchor name)]]

{{R to anchor}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • This rcat is used whenever a redirect targets an embedded {{anchor}}, <span id=(anchor)> ... </span> or the id= attribute within tables. Redirects may target an anchor that covers a particular term that has insufficient independent scope and notability to warrant its own section, much less an entire article, and the term is nonetheless important within the field and is useful to link from other articles in the field of expertise. Such redirects allow a reader to search and find useful information about the term and similar related material in the defining article.
  • Also use this rcat to tag redirects that target old section headers that have been replaced and anchored to prevent broken internal and external links.
  • A few anchor redirects are printworthy; for example, when a {{redirect with possibilities}} of one day becoming an article is categorized, then the redirect title will be sorted to the Printworthy category. When you add R to anchor to a redirect that is printworthy, then use the first parameter to subdue the unprintworthy category in the following manner:
{{Redr|to anchor|p1=printworthy}}
or if applied individually:
{{R to anchor|printworthy}}
Both of the above will suppress "unprintworthy" and will add the redirect to Category:Printworthy redirects. It is very important to note that when this rcat is used with the R with possibilities rcat, the printworthy parameter must be used and the unprintworthy subdued or else the redirect will populate both Printworthy and Unprintworthy categories, an undesirable outcome.
  • Please use the following rcats when more appropriate:
{{R to list entry}}, which populates Category:Redirects to list entries
{{R to section}}, which populates Category:Redirects to sections


  • Also known as... – list of templates that redirect here and may also be used

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