chrisdewar’s code is the only one that seems to work with the Joomla template I’m using, but for a few pages I have the anchors set up as follows:
<a href="#fn:1.footnotes" rel="footnote">1</a> <li id="fn:1.footnotes"> first footnote </li>
because I’m using a jQuery popup for those footnotes. The problem is that when the anchor is clicked the screen scrolls to the top. If I could have the scroll code ignore these anchors that would be fine. If I could get it to work here even better. I’ve fiddled around a little but I don’t yet have the know how to figure it out. Any hints?