I had a problem with invalid characters in URL, in this case it was a sign >
There is one outdated post that I can't post answer on: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Confluence-questions/Change-URL-s-in-database/qaq-p/247617
Now is situation much cleaner in the database.
I did directly in the database:
mysql> SELECT * FROM CONTENT WHERE TITLE LIKE 'BAD_URL%';
mysql> UPDATE CONTENT SET LOWERTITLE='GOOD_URL' WHERE CONTENTID = 411888;
(of course, use CONTENTID number showing your url, and update the other versions of the page).
Now, the question is following, couldn't atlassian guys do a validation check while saving the page?
Either inform user that special characters can't be used in URL or escape/change such a character on the fly or both things in the same time.
Many users don't think about that as more focusing in making a descriptive title of the page, not thinking about generated URL.
I understood there is already a Suggestion opened with Atlassian that you could watch (and vote for by clicking on "Vote for this issue") to show this is relevant to you.
Hi Daniel, thanks for the link, this is a proper place for this suggestion.
I'm surprised this is a 12 years old suggestion!
The basic of programming is error handling, user shall not think about possible semantic errors, programmers shall take care of it.
This is not a finished job, it shall be treated like a bug issue.
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