Why Confluence display space link directions differently?

Hi!

Why Confluece display some space link end differently. Some link have in the end id, others space page name?

https://www11.energia.ee/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=6919398

https://www11.energia.ee/confluence/display/SERV/Horisontaalne+haldus

the page hierary is the same for both pages

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David Simpson Community Champion Sep 26, 2011

It all depends on the page title...

Refering to the Uniform Resource Locators RFC (from December 1994)...

only alphanumerics, the special characters "$-_.+!*'(),", and
   reserved characters used for their reserved purposes may be used
   unencoded within a URL.

If the page title complies with this, the URL will be like http://wiki.example.com/display/spaceKey/Page+Title

Otherwise the backup plan kicks in and the page is referenced by its pageID e.g. http://wiki.example.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=123456

If you wish for the former URL format, strip the punctuation from the page title.

What if I want to use the latter format? Is it possible to reference any page by its pageId, even if the page title is compliant?

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