Permalink

Permanent Link

n.

Pronunciation

/permalink/

Definition

A clickable URL that is designed to lead directly to a place where the relevant content is accessible for the long term.

Many websites have an updating front page or occasionally change their structure. This means that though a link to a dynamic page leads to the referenced information the day it is created, by the time the link is clicked on, that information may be difficult to find or moved off the page entirely. Permalinks, short for Permanent Links, combat this issue by creating a link to the information directly in a format that is intended to remain unchanged for years in the future.

Category

Web Design

Related Terms

Link, Hyperlink

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