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The “name” attribute is obsolete. Consider putting an “id” attribute on the nearest container instead.

In the days before HTML5, named anchors were used as a way to provide a link to a specific section of a document, for example:

<h2>
  <a name="section-5">Section 5</a>
</h2>

Now in HTML5, the name attribute is obsolete for <a> tags, and instead, you can use the id attribute of any element (not just <a>) as a way to navigate directly to it, for example:

<h2 id="section-5">Section 5</h2>

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