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Questions tagged [slug]

The part of a question's URL autogenerated from its title, in order to make the URL human-readable

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Typographic apostrophe in title leads to hyphen in URL slug

The question title Foo's bar leads to the slug /foos-bar. The question title Foo’s bar leads to the slug /foo-s-bar. So for the slug generation, the "typewriter apostrophe" ' (U+0027) gets stripped ...
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Why does Stackoverflow redirect permalink URLs and URLs with an old question title?

Not sure whether it is due to SEO or for a security reason. But according to what I have found in an answer to a question here, it says: Leave it as it is. Google will figure out the canonical url ...
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How are question title slugs generated so magically? (ß)

I was just looking through some old posts and I noticed that a "ß" in a question title magically turns into an "ss" in the URL slug. What function is being used to format the slugs? Clearly it has ...
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Why does this URL have “?as=1” at the end of it?

Recently a URL was posted on Ask Different that looked like this: https://music.stackexchange.com/?as=1 Why does it have the "?as=1" at the end of it? I understand that it is part of the workings of ...
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Question URL slugs based on title

We have always made a best effort to identify questions by making the slugs for each question part of the URL. The pattern we have selected strips all letters that are not [a-z] or [0-9] and replaces ...
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Why is this slug a bit weird?

Hi guys, I apologize for this being a foolish question, if indeed it is. But what is the deal with this: JavaScript not working inside AJAX loaded DIV I understand that sluggifiers are not perfect,...
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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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Slugs generated for C# Should Include “c-sharp” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Improve the url mangling of special character combinations (like C++, c#, …) StackOverflow generates a slug for the URL based on the title of your question. e.g. "Best ...
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Don't include vulgar words in the URL

Whatever specified in question title ends up in the URL of the post. As a result, if a question contains strong language in its title, there's a strong chance it won't be accessible by people behind ...