currently, when a link is made by title and there is more than one node matches that title, the user ends up on a page that says 'Duplicates Found' and lists the nodes having that title along with their section/type and author. i think that it would be a nice addition to also show the node_id to make it easier for users to go back and create an unambiguous link.

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RE: Node ID on Duplicates Found page
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Jun 11, 2000 at 22:24 UTC
    The node_id is present in the hyperlink -- it's passed as a query string to I usually just grab the id out of the status bar when I need it.
      i, of course, realize this and do the same thing myself to get the node_id of a node. however, since the purpose of this page is presumably to disambiguate similar nodes, it seems reasonable to give the relevant information in an explicit, visual form instead of relying on users to glean it through other means.
RE: Node ID on Duplicates Found page
by mdillon (Priest) on Jun 11, 2000 at 21:24 UTC