Why can't I save pages that have links?

I am in my personal space using the documentation theme, editing a page. After creating a link (to a page) when I try to save I get an error message: "An error occured while trying to save the requested page."

I really need to be able to create links in my documentation pages since that is how users will navigate things such as the FAQ. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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This issue came up a few times for me. The solution that has been working is simply clearing my browser's (firefox) cache.

Thanks Sean and Mick for your help!

Is this happening with any other pages? Can you open a page in a new tab and try it? It sounds like the network to me.

Having said that, can you copy the page's content and paste it into a new page and save that? I've experienced this sort of thing before and never really found out why it happened.

I think I solved this issue. When using the bracket in Rich Text to link, for some reason the default markup is [~username:pagetitle]. So to get around this I just have to do [pagetitle] for each of my pages.

This is annoying. Is there a fix so that rich text "bracket" linking inserts the correct markup?

What version of confluence are you using? I tried to recreate the issue in 3.5.5 and links are created perfectly fine. Spacekeys are common practice and tilde's are part of the spacekey for personal spaces.

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