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Posted Sep 19, 2012 14:12 UTC (Wed) by njwhite (guest, #51848)
In reply to: Subscriber links by corbet
Parent article: The coming robot apocalypse

Couldn't they 301 back to the original article? Or would that add up to too much extra stuff to keep track of.

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Posted Sep 19, 2012 14:18 UTC (Wed) by corbet (editor, #1) [Link]

That is, in fact, exactly what they do; the links never break, they just cease to be relevant. (If you look at a subscriber link URL, you'll see that it has the original article number in it so the redirect can be done without us having to actually remember that the special link ever existed).

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