When I link to a comment within the same question, the link doesn't bring me to the comment itself unless I open it in a new tab/window. Can we fix that?
This will be fixed in the next build, rev > 2013.5.14.1013.
I took Tim Stone's advice and used the
As for the redirection issue mentioned (I think, I kind of skimmed the comments): When you embed a URL to a comment as a link inside another comment or post, that URL becomes hard-coded (it doesn't automatically change to correct the URL). So, if you start with the title
Since the URLs do not match before the
With that in mind, throwing
to be removed from the current comment link HTML, since it makes me sad-face.
There's also a larger problem of getting a comment link from an answer if you accessed the answer by a direct URL, since if the question slug changes in the interim you get redirected to the new answer URL, instead of the comment.
That becomes even more problematic if I were to instead get a comment link from the question in such a case, since you don't end up at the right post (you should end up on this comment). A similar scenario could probably come about on questions with more than one page of answers, as well, although that's pretty edge-case.
Making the comment link URLs fully qualified would alleviate some of those issues, though it might cause unnecessary redirects as a result. This happens anyway when you link to answers within the same post currently, so perhaps that's not a huge issue.
Keep in mind that comment linking works only on a "best-effort" basis, so it's understandable if this isn't something worth addressing.