Clicking an internal link with slug only and no topic ID should create a history entry

For example, if you click this link:

https://meta.discourse.org/t/discourse-math-plugin

and then click Back in your browser, you get taken to the page you were at before this one.

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We reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally should not be encouraging the construction of invalid links. So in my opinion, the bad behavior you’re seeing here is a kind of deserved punishment for constructing a badly-formed link :wink:

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I hear that, the reason why it might be useful is for situations when you might want to keep the topic name/slug and link to it but cycle the actual topic.

e.g. megatopics - close/rename the old, open a new at the same slug, you don’t need to change things linking to it.[^1]

The case where I did this was sort of similar… but now can’t remember what exactly it was.

[^1]: I suppose the correct solution here is to use a permalink, but that requires admin access rather than using the naïve approach as I’ve done above

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I read this post twice and I’m still not following why this would be useful / necessary?

Megatopics when split should have different titles, per The MEGATOPIC: public good, or public menace?

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right and you would

that’s intended to be an “and”


of course, regardless of reason:

  • is it broken?
  • if so we should fix it
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A user suggestion form to generate review items for permalinks, for admins to one click approve, under the /go/ namespace was part of the brainstorming in Feature interest survey: "go" permalinks.

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If it is an easy fix, sure. If it is a hard fix… no.

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This is no longer a problem since:

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