Why do the URLs of posts here change?
__peter__ at web.de
Fri Jan 9 13:04:50 CET 2015
Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> I have come across this in the past, but today it annoyed me enough that
> I'm asking for an explanation.
> Posts on this newsgroup/mailing list are archived on the web, but the URLs
> seem to change, which leaves dead links if you search for things.
> For example, today I searched for a quote about floating point equality by
> William Kahan, and I came across this post by me:
> But that's a dead link! Here's Google's cache of it:
> And here is the actual URL, as it appears today:
> Why has the URL changed? Surely this is a bug? Where can I report it?
This is a flaw of the mailman software.
suggests that the developers are aware of it.
I don't know if there is a version available that has stable urls...
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