Comments Now Have Permalinks

Astute readers of this site (are there any other kind) may note that I've implemented permalinks for all comments. Thanks to Eric Case for the pointer to doing this, and to Scot Hacker, my extraordinary webmaster, for making it happen….

Astute readers of this site (are there any other kind) may note that I’ve implemented permalinks for all comments. Thanks to Eric Case for the pointer to doing this, and to Scot Hacker, my extraordinary webmaster, for making it happen.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

6 thoughts on “Comments Now Have Permalinks”

  1. The permalinks show up when you look at a permalink for a particular post. They don’t show up in the pop ups. I’ll ask Scot Hacker, my webmaster, to answer your other question…

  2. Hi all – This was actually very easy to implement, based on instructions at magpiebrain:

    http://www.magpiebrain.com/archives/000222.html

    I won’t duplicate his simple code here, but basically each comment has a unique ID, which can be retrieved with an MT tag and turned into a named anchor. And likewise, can be made into a link (you need both the anchor and the link for this to function).

    It would be possible to do this on comment popup pages as well, but I wouldn’t advise it because when you’re sending someone to a comment permalink, especially one that was made in the past, they’re likely to want the context of the original post, which you don’t get with the popup.

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