MetaTalk comment redirect March 7, 2007 8:27 PM   Subscribe

When I'm looking at a user's page and click the timestamp of one of their MetaTalk comments, the link redirects to the original post instead of the user's specific comment. Does this happen to anyone else?
posted by lalex to Bugs at 8:27 PM (10 comments total)

The link will say "[post number]#[comment number]", but when I click it goes to "[post number]". I'm using Safari, and this doesn't happen with MeFi or AskMe comments.
posted by lalex at 8:30 PM on March 7, 2007

I've seen this happen when the comment in question has been deleted, but I'm not sure if it always does that (or is supposed to).
posted by dhammond at 8:42 PM on March 7, 2007

Does the browser jump to the right part of the thread, regardless of what gets displayed in the browser's address bar?

I've noticed a similar phenomenon in IE, where the comment #xxxxx anchor isn't displayed under some circumstances, but the page does load to the appropriate comment. I haven't pinned down the details yet, though.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:43 PM on March 7, 2007

The browser doesn't jump to the appropriate comment, it stays at the top of the page as if I had clicked on the original post.

When I mouse over a comment's link, the status bar will display the correct link (with the "#[post number]" appendage). When I actually click on the comment's link, it will just go straight to the link for the original post, without the "#[postnumber]" appendage.
posted by lalex at 8:49 PM on March 7, 2007

Ugh, sorry, replace "#[post number]" with "#[comment number]" in my previous comment.

I'm afraid I've now managed to make the whole thing more confusing!
posted by lalex at 8:51 PM on March 7, 2007

I know more or less what you're talking about, lalex, and as a fellow user of Safari, I feel your pain. The anchors aren't consistently working, and it's since the new URL scheme was implemented, I think. The worst part is, they work sometimes still, so I can't tell what's borked, or I'd have piped up in a MeTa of my own.
posted by cgc373 at 9:12 PM on March 7, 2007

Here, thedevildancedlightly levels a bunch of accusations at GrooveJedi. None of those links work for me. They go to the right thread, but not to the comment. In my address bar, the correct information with the descriptive title flashes briefly and is replaced by the thread number, and it's as if I've clicked on the thread, not on a link to a specific comment.
posted by cgc373 at 9:33 PM on March 7, 2007

That'd be a safari bug. But lemme rewrite the URLs so they bounce correctly for Safari.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:45 PM on March 7, 2007

It should be fixed now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:47 PM on March 7, 2007

Just tried it and it's all fixed, whee! Thanks Matt!
posted by lalex at 9:50 PM on March 7, 2007

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