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URLs should be based on pageID instead of pageTitle
By default, a confluence URL contains the space and page title.
When the page is renamed or moved to another location, the URL changes.
This behaviour is not ideal / wanted.
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.
Confluence supports URLs based on the fixed page ID, which would overcome the above issue.
(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.
- is duplicated by
CONFSERVER-59823 Email Notifications should send short URL
- is related to
CONFSERVER-2906 Automatic redirection for renamed pages
- Not Being Considered
- relates to
CONFCLOUD-45898 URLs should be based on pageID instead of pageTitle