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. Commented Jan 30, 2012 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
    Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 7:55
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    Probably not the best idea anyway. Migration and web apps that consume the post body in some way will probably break those.
    – a cat
    Commented May 29, 2012 at 18:49

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This is done; it may not catch every relative URL, but it should catch most of the ones used in practice. Links will update as the affected posts are edited.


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