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Possible to Convert Hyperlink with Illegal Characters?

Phillip Ponzer Jan 26, 2012

In our MediaWiki server, we have hundreds of hyperlinks that have illegal characters in the URL.

Specifically, the illegal characters are:
/
:
;

Is there any work-around or process for getting these hyperlinks imported into Confluence without making them unusable?

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Phillip Ponzer Feb 02, 2012
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Phillip Ponzer Jan 26, 2012

Would it workable to replace those illegal characters with the HTML equivalent?

i.e. replace : with :

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Phillip Ponzer Feb 02, 2012

Can't use the HTML equivalent, since it also contains illegal characters... currently looking into URL encoded characters (since this is a URL).

i.e.
colon = %3A
semi-colon = %3B
forward-slash = %2F

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Phillip Ponzer Feb 02, 2012

Turns out escaping the illegal characters with back-slashes (\) works very well.

i.e.
colon = \:
semi-colon = \;
forward-slash = \/

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