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Figure out why Special:PermanentLink and Special:Diff redirect and whether we should continue doing this
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Currently links such as redirect to

I'm not sure why we redirect to the /w/index.php URL form for this Special page and for Special:Diff. Perhaps we should stop doing that. Or if this is necessary and crucial behavior, we should at least add comments to files such as includes/specials/SpecialPermanentLink.php documenting the design decision's rationale.

Related: T18659: Add short permalink route for revision oldid (e.g. /revision/123).