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  1. Confluence Data Center
  2. CONFSERVER-45898

URLs should be based on pageID instead of pageTitle


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      URLs should be based on pageID instead of pageTitle
      By default, a confluence URL contains the space and page title.
      eg: http://confluence.mydomain.org:8090/display/KEY/Page+Title+Goes+Here
      When the page is renamed or moved to another location, the URL changes.
      This behaviour is not ideal / wanted.

      Actual Behaviour

      When a task is created, or somebody is mentioned, an e-mail notification is sent.
      When a page title or location changes afterward, the e-mail link is broken.
      The same goes of course for bookmarks.
      This is frustrating for people as in a lot of cases, pages are being renamed / moved frequently.

      Expected Behaviour

      Confluence supports URLs based on the fixed page ID, which would overcome the above issue.
      eg; http://confluence.mydomain.org:8090/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=12345
      (if a page title contains non-ascii character, the URL is automatically based on pageID).
      However, I cannot find a way to setup pageID urls by default.

      For manual copy/paste sharing, we promote the "Link to this page" feature.
      Unfortunately, most mail references to confluence are generated by the system.
      What strikes me is that at the bottom of a generated mail, you have the links "view page", "comment" and "like".
      "View page" and "comment" use to the standard link. However "like" uses the pageID link.


            3de8ace38af0 Jacqueline Bietz
            aschmalenberger Albert Schmalenberger (Inactive)
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