How to format URLs in {{code}} in a table?

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I put the double curly brackets around a URL. Works fine outside of a table. But inside a table, the curly brackets are shown, then a space, then the URL, then a line break, then the closing curly brackets. Like:

{{ URL

It's not a problem putting code into a table, as a non-URL works fine (e.g. {{TBD}} appears properly as Courier in the table cell).

I have a nicely code-formatted URL sitting outside a table. Just to test, I put a table around it. And now it's not in code format. Remove the bars on either side, taking it "out" of the test table, and it goes back to being a Courier-font URL.

I don't see anything useful in the Confluence documentation. Have I found a bug? Do I need to use some kind of escape on code-format URLs inside tables? Table-plus macro doesn't help. I'm stumped.

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If you are just trying to format the URL nicely, how about the "no format" macro? I threw together a quick table:

|| URL || Something else ||
| {noformat:nopanel=true}{noformat} | Hello |
| {{TBD}} | There |

and it looked fine.

Thanks--yes that works! I checked it in Firefox and IE. (We are using Adaptavist as well, if that makes any difference.)

There's a bonus: the blue colouring and underlining is removed. And it's no longer enabled as a hyperlink. That's good, because I'm illustrating how to assemble the final URL (it's getting data from a service), and the partial URLs won't work. Even the complete URL examples may not work, depending on the data available.

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David Simpson Community Champion Sep 09, 2011
Is it just URLs that are the problem? If so, as a workaround try adding the 'h' as it's HTML entity instead. Let me know if it works :)

Yes, I think it's only URLs. When I put in a {{TBD}} in the table, it works fine.

I am not sure where to add an 'h'.

For reference, the URLs are like:

They don't absolutely have to be in code, but they're a lot more readable if they are. And I'd like to be consistent with my treatment of the same URLs when they're not in a table.

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