I thought maybe I just wasn't finding it, but after inspection of the HTML of the timeline view, I can see that there aren't any links to actual answers from the timeline view.
For example, see https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/posts/51670/timeline
At first I thought maybe clicking the poster's name was a link to the answer, since I didn't notice that the
A was a link. Then I clicked the
A and expected to get sent to the answer (URL), but instead it just moves me down the page to the last revision of the post (which is fine).
So, at the revisions of answers in the history, can we get an actual link to the real answer? (I.E. Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?)