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  1. Confluence
  2. CONF-11285

Page names with special characters to generate regular URL

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    • Type: Improvement
    • 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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          irina.selivanova Irina added a comment -

          +1 This has to be resolved.

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          irina.selivanova Irina added a comment - +1 This has to be resolved.
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          irina.selivanova Irina added a comment -

          This issue was created in 2008. Does it really take so long to fix it and make so many customers happy? We started using Confluence less than a year ago and happy with English docs; though our documentaiton is multilingual. It seems we need to search for a better solution than Confluence.

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          irina.selivanova Irina added a comment - This issue was created in 2008. Does it really take so long to fix it and make so many customers happy? We started using Confluence less than a year ago and happy with English docs; though our documentaiton is multilingual. It seems we need to search for a better solution than Confluence.
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          emre.toptanci Emre Toptancı [OBSS] added a comment -

          As far as I can see, Atlassian (kind of) solved this problem for Confluence Questions. CQ removes irregular chars and creates a text url. Should be relatively easy to implement the same thing for Confluence I guess.

          By the way: In my opinion, the solution implemented for CQ is not the best one. CQ completely removes special chars and accented chars. It would be better if it replaces special chars with their plain English counterparts, where possible (for example accented chars in Turkish (ü,ğ,ı,ş,ç,ö) should be replaced with u,g,i,s,c,o) This results in better searchability.

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          emre.toptanci Emre Toptancı [OBSS] added a comment - As far as I can see, Atlassian (kind of) solved this problem for Confluence Questions. CQ removes irregular chars and creates a text url. Should be relatively easy to implement the same thing for Confluence I guess. By the way: In my opinion, the solution implemented for CQ is not the best one. CQ completely removes special chars and accented chars. It would be better if it replaces special chars with their plain English counterparts, where possible (for example accented chars in Turkish (ü,ğ,ı,ş,ç,ö) should be replaced with u,g,i,s,c,o) This results in better searchability.
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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 Sasz 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 Sasz 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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