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Adding Internal Links Using REST API



I am updating the content of the page by giving the update function the whole html code. Everything is working perfectly, except for <a> tags that need to be linked to existing pages in confluence. I updated the href attribute to meet the url of the internal page to be linked to like


and added  the attributes that I found I should be adding to link this <a> tag to the page properly, which are 




So, the <a> tag I am inserting looks like this:

<a href="/wiki/spaces/spacekey/pages/pageid" data-linked-resource-id="targetpageid" data-linked-resource-version="targetpageversion" data-linked-resource-type="page">Page Name</a>

However, after the update is done successfully, I check the updated page html to find out that only href is updated successfully, while all the other attributes are ignored, and a new rel attribute is added. It looks like this:

<a href="/wiki/spaces/spacekey/pages/pageid" rel="nofollow">Page Name</a>

Is there a way to force adding these attributes that are being ignored? Or is there another proper way to insert <a> tags linking to internal pages in confluence?

Thank you.

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Pramodh M
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Dec 31, 2021

Hi @Hani Suliman 

Use the below link for reference to add the reference in the same page using anchor tags


Hi @Pramodh M

I thought I had a solution for this but my solution does not work with pages created for the V2 Editor.   The following is my code:

def content_url(link, description=None, page=None):
"""Encode a Link to an anchor in this page or another page

link: Name of anchor to link to
description: alternative description to use, (or use link if ommited)
page: page where anchor can be found (blank = current page)

if description is None:
description = link
output = '<ac:link ac:anchor="{0}">'.format(link)
if page:
output += '<ri:page ri:content-title="{0}"/>'.format(page)
output += '<ac:plain-text-link-body><![CDATA[' + description + ']]>'
output += '</ac:plain-text-link-body></ac:link>'
return output

Again it works in V1 editor created pages but not in V2 editor created pages.  Can you tell me in concrete terms what to change in the syntax of the storage format required to encode the anchor since ac:anchor="<name>" no longer works. Better still if there is a complete and unambiguous document explaining the storage format then please share it with us.  Trial and error is a fickle master.

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