When including a link to a question in a post (question or answer) by copying the Link URL at the bottom of the question, the link is automatically formatted to appear as the question title:

For example, https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/39017/2552 becomes How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX?

With answers, this doesn't work:

For example, https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/39020/2552 stays https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/39020/2552

However, when you click on that last link, the URL displayed in the browser window is much more verbose. Copying that link and using it in a post leads to the correct formatting:

For example, https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/39017/how-to-influence-the-position-of-float-environments-like-figure-and-table-in-lat/39020#39020 becomes How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX?, and the link correctly points to the answer.

Can we fix the behaviour of the short links to also be correctly formatted like the verbose ones?

  • @om-nom-nom: Apparently, this should work (see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/49433/…), since it's just an intra-site link. So shouldn't this be considered a bug?
    – Jake
    Apr 5 '12 at 20:53
  • No, it was not implemented: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/77394/…
    – om-nom-nom
    Apr 5 '12 at 21:03
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    My question isn't about comments, it's about one type of link in a post (question or answer) being converted properly, while another is not.
    – Jake
    Apr 5 '12 at 21:08
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    Indeed odd it still doesn't work, but balpha never responded to a comment about that.
    – Arjan
    Apr 5 '12 at 21:08
  • Oh, sorry. I've misunderstood.
    – om-nom-nom
    Apr 5 '12 at 21:08
  • This really ought to be revisited. It's super weird UX: Given that the "share" link is the thing you use to get answer links, it doesn't make much sense for that to not be compatible with the title expansion.
    – Jason C
    May 6 '17 at 22:36

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