As a community coordinator I get to create many pages in the Wiki for all sorts of purposes : How to Guides, Community news, spaces creation etc. Sometimes I link to these pages in blogs or other external publications. I began to notice that some of the links I created became broken after a while. In this blog I will share with you what I’ve discovered and how you too can avoid dead links.
A link in the Wiki consists of the location of a page and its title.
There are 3 scenarios in which a link can become broken:
1. The page was erased.
2. The title of the page was modified.
3. The page was shifted to a different location.
In order to avoid broken links (scenario 2 & 3) you should use the Tiny link (a.k.a. permanent link) when linking to a page.
The tiny link can easily be found in the info tab of the page. Exact screenshots showing the link location can be seen using this guide http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/x/MQA-Cw (Tiny Link).