What's a reasonable antonym for "permalink"?
November 19, 2012 1:08 PM Subscribe
I can't find a standard term used on websites to mean "impermanent link", but I need one.
posted by Creosote to Computers & Internet (22 answers total)
I'm setting up a website whose primary content is a database of stable documents. They are typically accessed via searching where the browser-bar URLs are human-unfriendly, so each document has a canonic link labeled as "Permalink: " within a metadata div.
However, there will also be in-progress, non-final documents in the database, clearly labeled as such, that will be removed and replaced with final versions at indefinite points in the future. By definition, they will not have permanent links. So I don't want to label their human-friendly URLs as "permalinks", but I can't think of an existing antonym. ("Impermalink" would be too cute.) "Provisional link" or "current link", plus explanation, is the best I can do. Any better ideas?