The Daily Mail try to have a laugh at the expense of The Independent in this article.
The article points out that on The Independent’s site you can alter the URL as long as you retain the article number. Of course, The Independent “were embarrassed”. Ho ho, we’re The Daily Mail, other newspapers aren’t as good as us and all that…
I wonder if the journalist who wrote the article (it’s not even credited to Daily Mail Reporter) thought to try it on the Mail’s website.
Well would you believe it?
As long as you retain the original URL up to the final “/”, and the “.html” at the end, you can put almost anything in between them (no spaces, no apostrophes) and you’ll be redirected to the original article.