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Relative links to posts, such as [this one](/questions/1), do not show up under Linked. See? →

This query suggests that relative links to posts are used ~1% as often as absolute links. Not an overwhelming rate, but that still adds up to quite a lot of ignored links. Personally, I've used relative links pretty often. It was slightly disappointing to realize that this habit had been counterproductive.

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Whoa, didn't know that we could use relative links. That could be pretty handy. – Jeff Mercado Jan 30 '12 at 7:52
@JeffMercado The caveat is that only host-relative links (starting with /) are still supported; others once were but have been disabled. – Jeremy Banks Jan 30 '12 at 7:55
Probably not the best idea anyway. Migration and web apps that consume the post body in some way will probably break those. – lunboks May 29 '12 at 18:49

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Jeremy, it would be nice to do for you, but I just don't think the effort required to do it correctly is justified. As you've already pointed out, this is a pretty rare use-case. The only people doing this are people who already have the Id for a question memorized and don't have the URL in the clipboard. If they really don't want to copy/paste, then users will need to type out at least the hostname of the site.

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