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How to create two pages with the same name in different locations in same space?

John Hopson May 19, 2014

I need to create two pages with the same name in two different locations in the same space. For example, I want to create 'johnsspace/leaf1/foo' and 'johnsspace/leaf2/foo'. When I attempt that, I get

"A page already exists with the title 'foo' in this space. Please use a different title for this page."

That seems like an odd limitation. Guessing I'm just doing something wrong. Any advice?

Note - We are using Confluence 4.1

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Discountrobot May 20, 2014

If it's really important to have identical pages you could "cheat" and add a invisible unicode char at the end of the title, which will make the page unique - without the users seeing.

John Hopson May 20, 2014

Ahh, that's the ticket! In the absence of good architecture, give me a good 'cheat' any day.

Thanks.

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mick davidson May 19, 2014

Yes, to clarify: you can't have two pages with the same name in the same space.

But then refresh the page with the same name?

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Jobin Kuruvilla [Go2Group] Community Leader May 19, 2014

Unfortunately, it is a limitation. Pages has to be unique within a space.

John Hopson May 19, 2014

Thanks for the answer.

Will that be fixed at some point? That's a pretty strange limitation.

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Jonathan Simonoff May 19, 2014

Just to add a little more info (Jobin is right) a space is really a name space. The page hierarchy is not like a directory hierarchy -- thus the parent pages "leaf1" and "leaf2" in your example have no meaning in the sense you think. The closest you could come is to incorporate the branches into the page names, so name one "leaf1-foo" and name the second "leaf2-foo".

John Hopson May 19, 2014

Thanks for the clarification.

Is there a way to create an actual hierarchy, or use multiple spaces? This smells like something that has an easy answer, using some method I don't yet know about.

John Hopson May 19, 2014

Thanks. I'll send that to our administrator.

Is there any way to forward this issue to the design team for review? It's hard to imagine they designed it this way intentionally.

Gronert Jan 24, 2018

Hello
With above link
http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/200B/index.htm

is written to use "Unicode Character 'ZERO WIDTH SPACE' (U+200B)"

Further there is another link
http://www.fileformat.info/tip/microsoft/enter_unicode.htm

that describes how to enter Unicode. But neither of the described methods are working here.

Could you please describe how you did enter this or any other invisible Unicode character?
Kind regards
Andreas Gronert

Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Jan 24, 2018

Atlassian blocked it to prevent people doing horrible things to their users, like having pages with the same name.

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Gronert Jan 24, 2018 • edited

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