Why confluence link URL get modified with %25 sign? Edited

Hi,

We have an issue with http URL encoding.

encoding: UTF-8
Confluence 6.0.5

Expected URL: https://URL/issues/?jql=project%20%3D%20ECPD%20and%20fixversion%20%3D%20EC

after click result: 
https://URL/issues/?jql=project%2520%253D%2520ECPD%2520and%2520fixversion%2520%253D%2520EC

%25 appends in URL

 

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Stephen Sifers Community Champion Apr 05, 2017

Looks like it is passing through a %25 as the "%" for the 20.

%25 is equall to %

%20 is equall to SPACE

%2520 is equall to %20 is equall to SPACE

More info here:

https://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_urlencode.asp

Original: Expected URL: https://URL/issues/?jql=project%2520%253D%2520ECPD%2520and%2520fixversion%2520%253D%2520EC

Translated: https://URL/issues/?jql=project%20%3D%20ECPD%20and%20fixversion%20%3D%20EC

do we have any solution for this to avoid it in URL?

It makes link dead on confluence page.

Josh Steckler Community Champion Apr 05, 2017

This is likely Apache or your proxy double encoding the existing url. Can you post your proxy config from your Apache config file?

specific file? server.xml

 

I am experiencing the exact same problem after upgrading from Confluence 5.6 to 6.0.4. Please add your voice to [this issue|https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFSERVER-45966] to nudge Atlassian to fix what is a clear regression.

Josh Steckler Community Champion Apr 05, 2017

I had this problem with double encoding URLs after I converted JIRA to HTTPS (using an apache proxy). If you're doing the same, rather than using the tomcat configuration for SSL, it's in the apache config file. On my RHEL system this is /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf

I fixed it by adding the 'nocanon' keyword to my 'ProxyPass' directive, similar to what is suggested here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirakb/no-confluence-page-found-with-the-given-url-when-linking-a-confluence-page-in-jira-426118083.html

If you're not using a proxy, this may not apply.

This was reported as a bug in Confluence 6.0 (CONFSERVER-45966) and Confluence 6.1 (CONFSERVER-52420) and is resolved in Confluence 6.2.

Both of those tickets list workarounds.

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