I found this comment from over 6 years ago. It has a hyperlink to a YouTube video, not a link, but a hyperlink. How was/is this done?



That link is directed to a video and highlights a comment...

This link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbDHfUc_fMI&lc=UggS2CQUfc2M4XgCoAEC is normal until the &lc=UggS2CQUfc2M4XgCoAEC

the &lc= is basically what dictates that a comment will be highlighted

People can get to a link like that by notifications that highlight there own comment. What probably happened was the person who shared that link, shared it when they were looking at there own comment.


So I've found myself here because I was trying to post a link to one of my own comments inside another comment I made down further but what would happen is when trying to then click that link to a previous comment, my browser would show when hovered over that the link had cut off the section that refers to the comment.

So as a demo, if I right-clicked and use the 'copy link' feature, I paste the link into the address field first (otherwise it's posts it as shortened-text hyperlink), then I grab the 'shortened link' (by using the Share feature on the video and replace the standard link section (everything before lc=)

Standard comment link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...&lc=... Shortened comment link that will then link correctly in other comments: https://youtu.be/...&lc=...

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