Why Confluence display space link directions differently?


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



the page hierary is the same for both pages

1 answer

1 accepted

2 votes
Answer accepted
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?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Tuesday in Confluence

Confluence Admin Certification now $150 for Community Members

More and more people are building their careers with Atlassian, and we want you to be at the front of this wave! Important Dates Start the Certification Prep Course by 2 April 2019 Take your e...

182 views 2 10
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you