I just wanted to refer to revision 2 in a question. The question on meta is Allow markup in edit comments, and these are the revisions: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/8149545/revisions.

It would be nice to be able to refer to a particular revision, such as with the following URLs:

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Clicking on the link link on any revision's colour bar in a revisions page,

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will give you links such as https://stackoverflow.com/revisions/8149545/1.


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  • Hah, nice. Didn't see that
    – Lukas Eder
    Commented Nov 16, 2011 at 10:01
  • Hmm, it's not exactly the same url. The former also has a /posts/ in the path...
    – Lukas Eder
    Commented Nov 16, 2011 at 10:17
  • Oopsie, so it is. Well, at least you know the "proper" way of doing it now.
    – tombull89
    Commented Nov 16, 2011 at 10:18

Sometimes, I'm looking for a link to the revision as it is shown in the revision list, especially since it shows the difference between that revision and the previous one. As the author asks for an anchor, he might have intended that too (but please let me know if I'm wrong).

That feature is available too (and has been for a couple of years, but not back in 2011). It is not really discoverable; you have to open the developer tools of your browser and inspect the HTML:

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You'll see that the body of the revision (not the header, unfortunately) has an id attribute, so you can copy it: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/8149545/revisions#rev-body-56c3139b-04f7-47c1-8a3a-fab0270ccaa7. Not too different from your original suggestion!

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