can't get internal links to work

I can't seem to be able to link to another page#heading. Are there any limitations on naming, or any other suggestions? This is all within same space

Page Name: "Specifications {WHMG_UG}"

Heading Name: "Power Supply"

The link that I'm attempting to enter is: "Specifications {WHMG_UG}#Power Supply", right into the Advanced tab of Insert Link. As a result, the dialog shows "The markup provided is not a valid link markup". Any suggestions ?

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Hallo yzats

The curly bracket is confusing the part of Confluence that still recognises wiki markup. :)

Have you tried escaping it with a slash, like this:

Specifications \{WHMG_UG}#Power Supply

Thank you, that was it. Is there a list of safe (or unsafe) characters that wouldn't create confusion like this?

Joe Clark Atlassian Team Mar 18, 2012

This would be the closest thing we have to a canonical listing:

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Joe Clark Atlassian Team Mar 15, 2012

At a guess, I'd say it's because of the curly braces in the page title - "{" and "}" are reserved in wiki markup to indicate the start and end of macro tag. Try pre-pending each of them with a back-slash, eg.

Specifications \{WHMG_UG\}#Power Supply

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