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Unexpected HTML returned from user macro


I created a user macro that accepts a confluence-content type parameter and uses it as the href attribute of an <a> tag. It works perfectly even if I add a title that doesn't exist, the class I provide are the one being applied, etc. No surprises there.

The only big surprise is that as soon as I define an external URL (for instance, it immediately changes the value of the class attribute to "external-link" and the value of the href turns into "<base_url>/display/<space>/<external_url)" (e.g. http://localhost:8090/display/KM/


Code (compact):

## @param Title:title=Title|type=string|required=true

## @param Url:title=URL|type=confluence-content|required=true

## @param Type:title=Link Type|type=enum|enumValues=standard,light,no-decoration|default=standard

<a class="link-type-${paramType}" href="${paramUrl}">$paramTitle</a>


Parameter Values



<a class="external-link" data-hasbody="false" data-macro-name="custom-link" href="" rel="nofollow">
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<a class="link-type-standard conf-macro output-inline" data-hasbody="false" data-macro-name="custom-link" href="" rel="nofollow">
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Did anyone already bumped against this kind of behavior in a user macro?


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I believe Atlassian recently made changes to how external links are viewed. External links will open in new window. It might have something to do with this behavior. Try creating a support ticket with Atlassian

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