Open a local HTML file at a specific anchor in system browser

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Peter Nagy
Peter Nagy on 8 Feb 2016
Edited: Peter Nagy on 8 Feb 2016
I would like to open a local HTML file at a specific section in the system browser. If I use the following command: web('file:///D:full_path_to_file/help.html#simulation','-browser') the help.html file is opened in the system browser, but the beginning of the page is shown, i.e. the page is not opened at the "simulation" anchor. If I use the command web('file:///D:full_path_to_file/help.html#simulation') help.html is opened in the Matlab browser at the "simulation" anchor.
If I publish the help.html file on a web page and run the command web('http://web_address/help.html#simulation','-browser') the help.html file is opened in the system browser at the "simulation" anchor. So it seems that the page can be opened at a specific anchor in the Matlab browser or in the system browser if the file in online, but is there a way to open a local HTML file at a specific anchor in the system browser? I have looked at the "web" command and I noticed that the "#" anchor tag is intentionally removed due to a known limitation of the FileProtocolHandler, so I would like to find a viable workaround.
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Jan
Jan on 8 Feb 2016
Which Matklab version are you using? I've observed this bug in R2009a.

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