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Permanent Link to Comment URL

We're using JIRA 6.0.5. When I click the icon that says "A permanent link to a comment" that's displayed to the upper right of every comment I see this behavior (on both Chrome and IE 10):

1) My browser follows the link, showing the issue and highlighting the comment

2) The URL shows the full link, but 200 msec later, the URL shortens to just show the issue ID.

In previous versions (I'm not sure how far back) when I clicked the icon that says "A permanent link to a comment" I could have sworn the behavior was different (and more useful), but I don't remember exactly what occured. Either some sort of new window would display showing the link, or the address bar would update to show the full URL and wouldn't auto-shorten it.

Is the current behavior the intended behavior? Do I just need to remember to right click the "A permanent link to a comment" icon and choose "Copy shortcut" when I want to paste that link into an e-mail?

Last question: I've found that I can shorten the URL to truncate it after "&page=" and the link still works just fine:

Why is that &page= stuff even included in the permanent URL?


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The answer to your question:

Is the current behavior the intended behavior?

is: "This is now expected behaviour, because of some extensive changes to how our issue navigator works with urls. Right clicking the permalink icon and selecting "copy link url" or similar will get you the permalink."

As to be found in JRA-34998. In my opinion this is a valid workaround.


I noticed that when visiting a link like:

There are elipsis ("...") which give a permalink.


But when visiting a link like:

There seems to be no way to get a permalink.

Often this is done by updating the url when the user clicks the date of the remark. But this doesn't work anymore in recent versions of jira.

This would be a nice feature to bring back.

We're now on Jira 7.13 at my workplace.  Comments on issues now have three icons at the right:

  • A chain
  • A pencil
  • A trashcan

Hovering your mouse over the chain, a tooltip appears saying "Right click and copy link for a permanent link to this comment.  Right clicking the chain, I get a link like this:

Furthermore, left clicking the the chain now results in the the URL updating, giving something very similar (with the colon changed to %3A)

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Agreed.  A permanent link to a comment is vital in communication.  


If a JIRA has 50 comments and no permanent link to a comment,  how does one tell another that it's the 37th comment that's being referenced?

Same here in JIRA (v6.1.1#6155-sha1:7188aee).

Same here (JIRA 6.0.5. as well). I assume this is a regression-bug, which was not present before (in JIRA 5.1.). I opened up JRA-34998 using major parts of your description.

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