Yes, link or cancel you can still combo Shippu after cr. mk no matter what, on the surface.
But it IS relevant to the combo, you should understand this. “cr. mk cancelled into Shippu” and “cr.mk link into Shippu” refer to different combos. If c.mk were linkable, you could perform the super later and would probably get more verification time. It would also make a frame advantage difference if your opponent were standing or crouching. But linking c.mk into Shippu simply doesn’t work -Ken would be truly SICK if it did, actually.
I’m sure you already know this but the difference is important because some moves cannot be cancelled, yet they can still link into something else (e.g. Dudley’s toward hk overhead into super). Therefore using correct terminology is quite necessary here.
It’s also relevant to the thread because you’re misleading people by calling it a link by mistake (see AneurysmX’s post “you can link low.mk into super with Ken?? I cant even do that”). I just re-stated the difference because you still called it a link even after reading Streak’s post. AneurysmX probably did the same because it didn’t look like you knew the difference from your posts.
It’s not really a big deal but if you do know the difference between a link and a cancel, please just make sure you’re using the right terminology next time. You’re acting as if we were wrong for correcting you or something but surely you understand it can get really confusing when people use the wrong terms to refer to something.