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  1. Confluence
  2. CONF-11285

Page names with special characters to generate regular URL

    Details

    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.3.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Usability, WIKI / HTML
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      Description

      Hi,

      When including different characters in page names - like %, &, +, etc., the URL is generated differently.

      A usual URL (including the page name) looks like this: http://www.gigaspaces.com/wiki/display/GS6/Welcome+to+GigaSpaces

      BUT if you add a character in the page name (for example, naming a page, C++), the URL would look like this: http://www.gigaspaces.com/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=36864161

      which is less nice-looking to say the least, and also then all URLs in the wiki aren't standard.

      Is it possible to change this?

      If it's been fixed in a future version, I'll be glad to know.

      Thanks,

      Limor

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          macandron Jonas Lindström added a comment -

          Awesome! Thanks KiwiSpace Foundation

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          macandron Jonas Lindström added a comment - Awesome! Thanks KiwiSpace Foundation
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          bruno.borghi Bruno Borghi added a comment -

          Working in French language, using Conluence as a wiki and a non-Atlassian scrumboard, we use frequently links to the wiki pages. It is very confusing that some links use the page title syntax and others use the viewpage syntax. It is rather SEO-unfriendly.
          However, I would suggest to use the short URL rather than the viewpage syntax : the URL is shorter, which is rather convenient.

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          bruno.borghi Bruno Borghi added a comment - Working in French language, using Conluence as a wiki and a non-Atlassian scrumboard, we use frequently links to the wiki pages. It is very confusing that some links use the page title syntax and others use the viewpage syntax. It is rather SEO-unfriendly. However, I would suggest to use the short URL rather than the viewpage syntax : the URL is shorter, which is rather convenient.
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          basler@geograt.de Matthias Basler added a comment -

          For us there is one aspept which brings this issue beyond just being irritating:

          We have external software linking to confluence pages (and headings within a page). If the space is exported and later re-imported (e.g. on a different server or after a harddisk failure), then all page IDs have changed and thus all links from external software to pages using the viewpage.action?pageId=36864161 syntax do not work any more. Only the links with the page titel are stable beyond an export and re.import.

          P.S. Do you know: You can seemingly access every page by the http://<server>/display/SPACEKEY/Page+Title syntax, it is just that JIRA doesn't tell you this address. You have to guess it.

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          basler@geograt.de Matthias Basler added a comment - For us there is one aspept which brings this issue beyond just being irritating: We have external software linking to confluence pages (and headings within a page). If the space is exported and later re-imported (e.g. on a different server or after a harddisk failure), then all page IDs have changed and thus all links from external software to pages using the viewpage.action?pageId=36864161 syntax do not work any more. Only the links with the page titel are stable beyond an export and re.import. P.S. Do you know: You can seemingly access every page by the http://<server>/display/SPACEKEY/Page+Title syntax, it is just that JIRA doesn't tell you this address. You have to guess it.
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          saso.zagoranski Saso Zagoranski added a comment - - edited

          Any chance someone could unsubscribe me from this thread?

          We stopped using Confluence a long time ago but unsubscribing from Jira issues seems to be even more difficult than someone from Atlassian to finally acknowledge this annoying bug!

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          saso.zagoranski Saso Zagoranski added a comment - - edited Any chance someone could unsubscribe me from this thread? We stopped using Confluence a long time ago but unsubscribing from Jira issues seems to be even more difficult than someone from Atlassian to finally acknowledge this annoying bug!
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          randyjames@zillow.com Randy James added a comment -

          These pageID links create a perfect storm when merging confluences. Have to manually fix all of them where they have been hardcoded or referenced externally, like in Jira.

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          randyjames@zillow.com Randy James added a comment - These pageID links create a perfect storm when merging confluences. Have to manually fix all of them where they have been hardcoded or referenced externally, like in Jira.

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