Embedded alias doesn't work for hyperlink markup
The reStructuredText Markup Specification states
A hyperlink reference may directly embed a target URI or (since Docutils 0.11) a hyperlink reference within angle brackets ("<...>") as follows: See the `Python home page <http://www.python.org>`_ for info. This `link <Python home page_>`_ is an alias to the link above.
If you try this in Sphinx the second line will generate a link to "_build/html/Pythonhomepage_" instead of the Python home page. What I really want to do is define a target like
and then use it with some alternate text like
This is `the link <target_>`_ you want.
This documentation indicates that should be possible but I can't get it to work, nor the documentation example. I checked that I am running 1.1.3.