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When a user renames a page, why not leave behind a redirect page like mediawiki does? That way external links, links in emails, bookmarks, etc. do not break.

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Renaming a Page

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You can add your own redirect:

(Optional informational text)

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Then add the HTML macro:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="3;url=http://YourURL/display/SpaceKey/PageName">
 
<script type="text/JavaScript">
      setTimeout("location.href = "http://YourURL/display/SpaceKey/PageName";",3000);
 </script>

NOTE: This includes both HTML and JavaScript for greater browser compatibility. The 3 in the HTML version and the 3000 in the JavaScript version is the wait before automatically redirecting (3 seconds in this case.)

To add to Milo's answer, I often do see redirect pages (but can't recall the circumstances that lead to them).

But there may be another approach to consider:  To avoid even the need for a redirect, Atlassian recommends use of their built-in 'Tiny Link' (Tools>Link to this Page...>Tiny Link), which is available for every page and never changes.

It's length is idea for email use, and it allows direct 'no break' access to pages even if they change names multiple times. Or even if the page is moved

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