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Is someone aware of e.g. a browser or Mediawiki userscript that gives a link to the current revision (e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Polemic&oldid=1223303279)?

I rely on it when making long-term references to Wikipedia.

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All pages on Wikipedia have a link in the sidebar, "Permanent link" that does exactly what you are asking for.

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  • By the way, how do you enable that content assessment label "A start-class article"?
    – Dongchen
    Commented Jul 4 at 0:38
  • In your preferences on the gadgets tab, you can activate "Display an assessment of an article's quality in its page header" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    – Ainali
    Commented Jul 5 at 5:50
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The API call https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=query&prop=revisions&titles=Polemic&rvslots=*&rvprop=ids

will return a JSON like this:

{
    "batchcomplete": "",
    "query": {
        "pages": {
            "385549": {
                "pageid": 385549,
                "ns": 0,
                "title": "Polemic",
                "revisions": [
                    {
                        "revid": 1223303279,
                        "parentid": 1217661719
                    }
                ]
            }
        }
    }
}

json.query.pages[ pageid ].revisions.revid will contain revision identifier. Prepend https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Polemic&oldid=.

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  • Thanks! I will now make a bookmarklet.
    – Dongchen
    Commented Jul 3 at 7:50

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