I just created a permalink to a topic, and whilst the link works when typed in a browser, I cannot seem to be able to link to it successfully within a post on the site.
I understand that a fix may be complicated by the front-end JSapp being somewhat separate from the back-end Ruby app.
However it does feel wrong that I can type se23.life/dominos into a browser and it works, but if I include this URL in a post on se23.life, it sends the clicker to an error page.
I agree that it “feels wrong”, but I’m pretty sure that the feature is designed to deal with external links coming in and not to create internal links.
I think I’ve had the same problem dealing with internal links on imported data.
It’s exactly as @pfaffman said. Permalinks are only supposed to work for incoming links.
The most recent discussion on that topic was: Permalink normalizations don’t work for internal links