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  1. Confluence Data Center
  2. CONFSERVER-11285

Page names with special characters to generate regular URL


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      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.


      Suggestion to avoid displaying the page ID in URL (Tested and verified in Confluence 6.5.1)

      • Avoid using these special characters + % ? / \ & ; in any page title/name
      • Avoid ending a page title/name with any special characters.
        • Example of ending a page title/name with special characters:
        • Example of ending a page title/name without special characters:


      Atlassian Update – 19 April 2023

      Hello Everyone,

      I'm one of the Product Managers working on Confluence Data Center and wanted to thank you for your interest in this suggestion.

      While we recognise the need for special characters in headings to result in regular URLs, this is not on our short-term roadmap.

      If we work on delivering this in the future we will be sure to share any updates.

      You can visit our public roadmap for updates on other exciting features coming to Confluence in upcoming releases.

      Kind regards,

      Jacqueline Bietz

      Confluence Data Center

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            3de8ace38af0 Jacqueline Bietz
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