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Currently, the only way to link to a revision (clicking "link"), you just get a page which shows what the post looked like at that revision:

Personally, I rarely use this and haven't ever found myself in a scenario (as far as I remember) where I would prefer the way it currently works to what I'm suggesting here.

Could we:

  • Add another link, or
  • Change the current link

Such that it:

  • Displays the diff on a separate page (I'd prefer this, since the highlight and scroll thing doesn't always work properly - although perhaps it has something to do with loading images, so it might not apply here, or, if it doesn't, we could fix that instead), or

  • Highlights and scrolls to a diff, like what is done when you link to an answer (possible URL?)

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    There are linkable ids in the HTML source, but not having to use browser dev tools to extract them would be helpful. – Martijn Pieters Jun 14 '14 at 18:53
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    @MartijnPieters You mean something like this? Seems like a URL that could be changed at any time. – Dukeling Jun 14 '14 at 19:22
  • @Dukeling this looks like a GUID (unique id) and is according to SEDE the way revisions are identified in Stack Exchange. Only problem is when the page of the revision changes. – MEE the sneaky user Feb 8 at 16:19

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