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I am unclear if an anchor tag should come before a query string or after.


Or does it matter?

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Best practice is to append the named anchor at the end. The technical name is a fragment identifier, and the syntax is in RFC 3986.

The RFC section is here:

relative-ref = relative-part [ "?" query ] [ "#" fragment ]

Wikipedia actually covers it well:

The fragment identifier introduced by a hash mark # is the optional last part of a URL for a document

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Cheers @iivel! Section 3 was more helpful for me (section-4.1 seems specific to relative URIs) as I debated this with someone. –  eebbesen May 19 at 19:03

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