Out of the Blue

Reader Fusman alerted me to what looks like an error I've been making in linking to stories on Battle.net in an effort to avoid the problem I'm causing (oh the delicious irony!!). The site localizes links, and I thought that stripping out the regional part would make them work in all territories. Just to confirm this, I'd appreciate if a couple of readers outside of North America could confirm that this link is broken and this link works (and if it works, do the local parts of the URL ("us" and "en") change appropriately)?

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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 14, 2011, 13:39
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 13:39
Dec 14, 2011, 13:39
fds
 
Blue, your “stripped” links don't work because the EU and other battle.net sites are independent from the US site, not just mirrors.
They do eventually copy-and-paste repost most articles at a later date but, at the very least, the post ID is different.
So your example article is at
EU site: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3368932/Patch_43_Hotfixes_-14_12_2011#blog
US site: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/4023884/Patch_43_Hotfixes-12_12_2011#blog
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