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  1. Confluence
  2. CONF-11285

Page names with special characters to generate regular URL

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    • Type: Suggestion
    • Status: Open
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.3.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Editor
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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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            thomas.nicolaisen Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen added a comment -

            Same goes for German letters with umlauts (äöü). I'm in a German company with lots of German wiki pages, and it's quite horrible that this is the case. Last time we migrated from a self-hosted Confluence to OnDemand, we basically broke all the external URLs that were referring to pages by id, giving us no chance to figure out what page the page used to link to by looking at the URL.

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            thomas.nicolaisen Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen added a comment - Same goes for German letters with umlauts (äöü). I'm in a German company with lots of German wiki pages, and it's quite horrible that this is the case. Last time we migrated from a self-hosted Confluence to OnDemand, we basically broke all the external URLs that were referring to pages by id, giving us no chance to figure out what page the page used to link to by looking at the URL.
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            saso.zagoranski Saso Zagoranski added a comment -

            A long, long time I ago, I voted for this issue and now keep getting emails even though I'm not interested in this anymore.

            Is it possible that Jira still doesn't have an "unsubscribe" task notification command? Or if it does, has it somewhere buried deep inside the complex nav structure?

            In any case, I'd kindly ask an admin to unsubscribe me.

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            saso.zagoranski Saso Zagoranski added a comment - A long, long time I ago, I voted for this issue and now keep getting emails even though I'm not interested in this anymore. Is it possible that Jira still doesn't have an "unsubscribe" task notification command? Or if it does, has it somewhere buried deep inside the complex nav structure? In any case, I'd kindly ask an admin to unsubscribe me.
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            michelle.vincent Michelle Vincent added a comment -

            Please note that this issue also impacts the use of certain macros such as the Task Report macro. When a page in which the task resides has a symbol (such as parentheses or ampersands) in the title, the link from the Task Report does not work but opens a Page Not Found error. When you remove the symbol from the page title, the link in the report will work again. I have come across this issue with other macros as well.

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            michelle.vincent Michelle Vincent added a comment - Please note that this issue also impacts the use of certain macros such as the Task Report macro. When a page in which the task resides has a symbol (such as parentheses or ampersands) in the title, the link from the Task Report does not work but opens a Page Not Found error. When you remove the symbol from the page title, the link in the report will work again. I have come across this issue with other macros as well.
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            jqassar Jerry Qassar added a comment -

            An official update on this from Atlassian would be strongly appreciated.

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            jqassar Jerry Qassar added a comment - An official update on this from Atlassian would be strongly appreciated.
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            daniele.segato2059339360 Daniele Segato added a comment -

            Why can't you just replace URL Reserverd characters with a dash?

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            daniele.segato2059339360 Daniele Segato added a comment - Why can't you just replace URL Reserverd characters with a dash?

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