> On the Org side, when a link like [[something]] or [[something][text]] > is encountered in a buffer, the search would go on like this: > > 1. Search any "<<something>>" or "#+target: something".
> 1. A link to an invisible target will be replaced with _nothing_ > (that's the point of being invisible). What led you to come up with this interpretation? . A target *reference* will *always* export and create a clickable link irrespective how the target is *defined*. Read on... >  This is the replacement for invisible targets, since they cannot > live in comments anymore. I think there is an element of confusion about what invisible target is. After some digging, I realize that they were originally called as invisible anchors. The manual  has the following note: ,---- | * Matt Lundin has proposed last-row references for table formulas | and named invisible anchors. `---- The original post  from Matt says ,---- | # <<radiotarget>> | | should become | | <a name="radiotarget"></a> `---- Now the question is what is invisible? The "description" in <a ...> </a> becomes invisible. Why was the term invisible chosen in the first place. For this one has to look at the the "default" behaviour for targets which is to export with *both* the anchor name and anchor description. So, I think a correction is in order. Footnotes:  (info "(org) History and Acknowledgments")  http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-orgmode/2008-11/msg00327.html  If I export the following unit test snippet, the produced output from LaTeX/PDF has *just* "Paragraph" and nothing else. ,---- | Paragraph. | #+TARGET: Test | [[Test]] `---- --