Is there a way to create a permanent link to a page on ?

asked 2023-01-06T22:05:53.08+00:00
joej4racy6kbmlev 1 Reputation point

There are many stale links on sites such as stackoverflow where people reference articles on

It appears that must change their URL format sometimes.

Is there a way to create a permanent link that won't go stale in a couple of years?

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  1. answered 2023-01-06T22:33:27.723+00:00
    Michael Taylor 37,366 Reputation points

    That's the nature of the web. URLs can become broken over time. I'm not aware of any way to permanently link to a page on a site. The web server could be taken offline, the DNS name could be changed, the page could be removed because it is no longer needed. There are many reasons that URLs break.

    Even if you had some encoding scheme, at some point it has to resolve to a URL that can be used and in the cases mentioned earlier that simply isn't possible. In an ideal world whoever provided the link also mentioned a page title or something that you could then query for instead. Otherwise the URL is just broke.

  2. answered 2023-01-09T19:03:03.603+00:00
    Dave Patrick 328.4K Reputation points Microsoft MVP

    You can provide this feedback directly here.

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