Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Cannot access or delete a Confluence page - HTTP Status 400 Edited

I created a Confluence page with the following characters in the title <->. The page was created but I cannot access it. I see the following error:


HTTP Status 400 – Bad Request

Type Exception Report

Message Invalid character found in the request target. The valid characters are defined in RFC 7230 and RFC 3986


I also cannot delete it. Any suggestions on how to fix this or at least delete the page?


2 answers

1 vote

Try the following. A word of warning, this is my best recollection of what I did to get around the issue at the time.

I did a dummy delete of a page to see what the "delete" URl looked like. In my case, it looked as follows:


https://<my atlassian url>/wiki/pages/removepage.action?pageId=40726201185


So the trick is to find the pageIds of the offending pages and then create the appropriate URL. I think this bypasses whatever check is causing the exception

Thanks, this worked like a charm, we had one page that we could not delete.

I also have this issue, a few pages were created with | or other illegal characters, there was no warning when creating the page but now I can't edit or delete the pages and they are polluting our space.  How can these be modified or deleted?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Confluence

🏑 Atlympic Event: Confluence

Hello Community!  Quick disclaimer: We are running a contest on Community (The Atlympics!) from July 23rd - August 8th of 2021. If you are interested in participating in this contest (prizes! ...

497 views 18 17
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you