|Think about Loose Coupling|
Re^4: Node ids by node titlesby jdporter (Canon)
|on Nov 01, 2006 at 17:04 UTC||Need Help??|
. . . for the root node, but not all sub-nodes. . . .
In other words, it utterly does not do what the OP asked for.
And your workaround is (if I may speak for the OP) also not acceptable.
you do introduce another server hit, but is it really that big of a deal?
I don't think he's concerned about the server hit; he's concerned about his convenience, particularly considering how slow it can be to load a PerlMonks page, as well as having to go Back or close temporary browser windows.
McDarren's suggestion is the only really good one (aside from implementing the OP's idea).
Personally, I don't think the OP's idea is that bad. But given the existence of Monk Links - Copy Perlmonks-links to the clipboard in on-site-format, it doesn't seem particularly critical.
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