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Post ID is listed twice in SO permalinks

Why is the post ID duplicated in permalinks on SO (or any other Stack Exchange site)? For instance: http:// stackoverflow.com/questions/1732348/regex-match-open-tags-except-xhtml-self-contained-...
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Permalink to answer redirects to question if title has changed (or if title holds special characters)

When a title has changed, existing permalinks to answers redirect to the question instead. Like: /questions/71561/please-fix-this-first/71637#71637 ...tries to redirect to a URL with the current ...
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Privacy leak in permalink?

Update (Jan 8, 2019) This is now 8 years old but still getting occasional upvotes/attention, so I thought it's worth giving a summary of the current state. Despite originally being "status-declined",...
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What does “permalink to this answer” mean, actually?

I have seen at the bottom of either a question or answer a link called link. When I mouse over it, the tooltip says Permalink to this question or Permalink to this answer. What does this actually ...
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Permalink is incorrect for answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show a short link for Answers too… not just Questions. If I click the "link" link under a question, I get the following URL: [site]/q/[QuestionId]/[MyUserId] However, ...
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The “linked” feature seems broken for short permalinks

It looks like linked questions are not detected/mentioned in the right sidebar when the short link format (https://stackoverflow.com/q/xxxx/xxxx) is used. Example: This question.
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Can we get the short/tracked permalink on answers too? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show a short link for Answers too… not just Questions. I was just copying and pasting a link from from one of my answers using the "link" text below it. After pasting ...
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Vote to close doesn't parse shorter question links

I just tried to vote to close by copying the "Short permalink to this question" link just below the question and pasting it into the vote to close box. It came back with Unable to find a question ...
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How and when does the tracking of shared links work?

My two main questions: Are all URLs that include your User Id tracked? Can the visitors who use the tracked URLs have Stack Exchange accounts? Specifically: Recently the ability to earn badges for ...
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Show a short link for Answers too… not just Questions

Currently, when you hover over the link link for a question you see a shortlink. For example for this question, hovering over the link for the question shows you: AJAX inconsistency in IE 8? and ...
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The “link” link when clicked redirects to a page that immediately redirects back to a different URL

Try with this question, for example. Click link and you'll be redirected back to a different URL again. This means that the only way to get the link you are supposed to share a question or post with ...
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When clicking the permalink in Chat, HTML entities are wrongly escaped [closed]

When you have an HTML entity in a chat message, the normal Chat Window will interpret it normally (if "normally" may mean: it is parsed as an entity). I.e.,   becomes a non-breaking space ...
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Links to specific answers break my ability to scroll on the page

I clicked an link to an answer today, my browser (win7, chrome 5) was scrolled all the way the bottom and would not scroll up. When I tried, there was a "flicker" effect as each scroll up was ...
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Slug-free question permalinks fail to load the correct page on Area 51

This is related to Example question links don’t work, but I suspect the root cause is different. Steps to reproduce: Set your question sort order to "Newest" (since other sort orders are broken in ...
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Example question links don't work

Typing http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/1338/gaming/3311#3311 into the address bar just sends me to the first page. It's as though the "3311#3311" isn't there. It doesn't appear to be ...
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Data Explorer's stored queries should have a slug in URLs

Links to stored queries should have a slug like SO question links: e.g. http://odata.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/q/734/how-long-until-i-get-the-generalist-badge
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Citing Stack Overflow discussions

I want to cite Stack Overflow answers in scientific publications. For example, I could be tempted to cite an answer that has provided a good benchmark analysis to a special problem (e.g. arrays vs. ...
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Replace Amazon.com links with amzn.com permalinks

Did you know? Everything on Amazon has a permalink. Not many people know about this, and so many questions and answers are littered with complicated Amazon URLs which are probably more fragile than ...
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Permalink to answer not working (possibly because the answer is not on the first page)

This URL (obtained by right-clicking "link" below the answer and selecting "copy link location"): Designing function f(f(n)) == -n leads to a blank page. I assume it is designed to go to whatever ...
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Pagination might cause permalinks to open the wrong page, no matter what sorting is used

Very often, but not always, clicking the permalink of the 30th answer on some page (using whatever sorting), gets one to the page after that answer, where then obviously the #anchor of the linked ...
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Changing the way the “link” button works on post

Currently, the permalink to an answer works like this: <a title="permalink to this answer" href="/questions/2121172/possible-reasons-for-tellg-failing/2121359#2121359">link</a> I ...
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What's the “link” under each answer used for? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the “link” thingy do? I've noticed a link entitled, "link" under each answer (beside the "flag" link). When I click on it, nothing happens. What's the ...
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How can you get the permalink for an answer to a question?

I wanted to link to an answer to a Stack Overflow question, but couldn't find a way to do it. I couldn't get the ID of the answer in order to create the link. How can you get the permalink for an ...
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What's a permalink used for?

I didn't see anything different whether or not to permallink to a question.
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Random sorting appears to screw with answer permalinks

Go figure, no sooner do I write up a loving description of how answer permalinks solve the problem of linking to answers when there are multiple pages of them... ...than I discover this maddening ...
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What does the “link” thingy do?

If I hover over the the "link" thingy at the bottom of an answer I get the tooltip "permalink to this answer". What does that mean and do? I ask this because a) I don't know, b) because I want a ...
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Direct Link to a Comment

The increase in the character limit of comments has led them to become as important as the questions and answers that spawn them. On several occasions (especially on meta) I've found reason to want to ...
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How can I link to a specific answer?

Is there a permalink I can use for answers/comments?