I've searched but haven't found the answer to this. I converted to permalinks not long ago. I noticed though that some links within the site stayed in the old format. These were: 1) the links in posts to pages on my site, 2)the links in the header wherein the Fasttrack theme gives you icons for "about the author," "contact the author," etc.
The blog is at http://www.smalltownproject.org/
I went ahead and hand converted the links in posts to permalinks, as well as most of those in the header.
My question is simply -- is it necessary to make these few extra conversions? It won't hurt anything, will it? :-/