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Link to external file is destroyed after opening the editor Edited

Thomas Krull May 03, 2017

Hi there,

in a Confluence page I add a link to a file on a server by clicking the link button, selecting Web link and adding a link to a file in UNC syntax. Before closing the editor I have this HTML code:

<p>This is a link to a file on a server: 
    <a href="file://///server/path/blah.xlsx">a_file</a>
</p>

After closing the editor the HTML code looks like this:

<p>This is a link to a file on a server: 
    <a href="file://///server/path/blah.xlsx" 
class="external-link" rel="nofollow">a_file</a> </p>

Then I reopen the editor and I get this:

<p>This is a link to a file on a server: 
    <a>a_file</a>
</p>

When I update this code, the link is gone. Does anybody has an idea what I am missing?

Best regards
Bertram

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Thomas Krull Jun 27, 2017

This issue is soved since Conflunence 6.2.3

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team May 03, 2017
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Ann Worley Atlassian Team May 03, 2017 • edited

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Thomas Krull May 04, 2017

Hi Ann,

thank you for your fast answer. I am happy that you could reproduce this behaviour.

Anyhow I am a bit confused. You wrote above "The issue is, we don't "really" provide that functionality, so I cannot report that it is broken".

I did not ask for a new functionality. I just added a link in a correct UNC syntax (to a file on a sever, not local). The link works fine as long as I don't reopen the editor on this page. But if I do Confluence changes the code of this link. It deletes the href attribute. I believe that this is not ok.

Best regards
Bertram

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