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Seems like the short links obtained from the "link" button on answers has changed recently, and these new links (like http://stackoverflow.com/q/3350710/46642) are not considered by the oneboxing algorithm on chat. The full non-shortened links (like <http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3350626/whats-the-meaning-of-and-when-applied-to-variable-names/3350710#3350710>) still work though.

Would be nice if this could be fixed :)

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I'm not convinced it's a good idea to have answer short URLs indistinguishable from the question ones, and we're considering changing that (of course, /q/{id} will continue to work either way, just as it did before; this is just about "what does the UI give you").

Anyhow, oneboxing answers with the new links works now.

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You're a star! Can you now please look into the problem of https links to xkcd? :) After all, what's a chat full of geeks worth if they have a hard time linking to xkcd? – sbi Nov 23 '11 at 18:19
@sbi If a room full of geeks has a hard time deleting a character from a URL, I'm a little concerned – Michael Mrozek Nov 23 '11 at 18:26
@MichaelMrozek: But it's just Not Right™ that this doesn't work! (And that's the C++ room we're from, and you know C++ programmers are anal.) – sbi Nov 23 '11 at 18:30
@MichaelMrozek: It doesn't seem reasonable to require anyone to selectively remove characters from a valid URL in order to get it to work. – Lightness Races in Orbit Jan 21 '13 at 18:02

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