The buildLink() function doesn’t actually output the HTML of the anchor tag for you, it just builds the fully-qualified URL. You will need to use it like this:
<a href="#buildLink(“handler.event”)#">Here is my awesome link
or like this:
<button onClick=“document.location.href = '#buildLink(“handler.event”)# ';”>This is my awesome button
buildLink() doesn’t make any assumptions about what you are going to do with the URL, that’s up to you.