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replacing special chars in url


we've got a program which is called mega plus. This software is basically web based but it doesn'T use normal http protocol. Instead, it seperates parameters using the pipe | (%7c).

Sadly, this disturbs confluence. Links to megaplus don't work unless I manually repeace those pipes with %7c.

Is there any way to do this automatically?

3 answers

That is because the pipe character ('|') is not allowed in URLs. That is why it needs to be encoded. You can read more in the standard RFC 1738.

I am afraid there is not an easy way to replace those character automatically. There is already a feature request for this in

Some ugly user macro to the rescue smile

## @param Url:title=Url|type=string|required=true|desc=Server name (with protocol)
## @param Query:title=Query|type=string|required=true|desc=Query (to encode)
#set ($urlEncoderClass=$content.class.forName(''))
#set ($stringClass=$content.class.forName('java.lang.String'))
#set ($getInstanceMethod=$urlEncoderClass.getDeclaredMethod('encode', $stringClass))
#set ($encoded=$getInstanceMethod.invoke(null, $paramQuery))
<a href="$paramUrl${encoded}">$paramUrl$paramQuery</a>

Basically, in your case you can hardcode the paramUrl parameter to make it easier to put such links (only the query string to enter, which will be encoded properly in a link, but will look as-is in link's caption)


that'll help thank you laugh

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