Ionic 4 - Using href without ion-item

Hi guys, loving Ionic 4, however, I’ve run into a small issue and I’m trying to understand the problem and find a solution.

If I use href="someroute" on an <ion-item> I get a lovely transition to that page.
However, using the same href on an <a> results in a full page reload.

I am wondering how I instruct Ionic 4 (Angular) to load the <a> in the same manner as an ion-item.

Any pointers here would be greatly appreciated.


Actually, I think I’ve solved my own problem.
I spotted the <ion-anchor> component just now in the docs and it works exactly as I was expecting. Superb!

I’ll leave this thread here just incase anyone else has the same lapse in ability to read.