These URLs work in a vote to close ยป duplicate dialog:

  • http://superuser.com/questions/231273/what-are-the-windows-a-and-b-drives-used-for
  • http://superuser.com/questions/231273/what-are-the-windows-a-and-b-drives-used-for/233284#233284
  • http://superuser.com/q/231273/22317

This one doesn't:

  • http://superuser.com/a/233284/22317

While this URL is redirected to the second URL in the first list when navigated to, it does not contain the question ID, only the answer ID. This is a technical detail that should not impact the user. It does, unfortunately:

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  • This is a feature-request, not a bug. It clearly says "which other question?", and "please enter a question url". Commented Feb 3, 2012 at 20:03
  • @NickCraver OK. Just thought so because the redirected answer URL worked, since redirection adds the question ID. From a user POV, pre/post redirect shouldn't make a difference.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Commented Feb 3, 2012 at 21:11


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