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When linking to a heading containing <<foo>> using the syntax [[foo]], M-x org-html-export-to-html generates a link using section number as the link text: <a href="#org6bfafed">2.1.4</a>.

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Is it possible to configure the exporter such that instead of "2.1.4" it uses "foo" as the link text?

(I know I can also achieve this laboriously by rewriting all links to be of the form [[foo][foo]] - but that's obviously not the ideal solution).

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I found a different way of achieving this: disable section numbering entirely using #+OPTIONS: num:nil (see How to eliminate the html headline number?) which has the effect of forcing the exporter to use link text as-is.

Note:

  • When using org-html-export-to-html I get No description for this link
  • However, this is not the case with org-pandoc-export-to-html5-and-open

But then the Pandoc exporter is not as rich as the original exporter. So this solution is not ideal.

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