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Jira Editor limits "\_"


could we avoid getting Windows File Paths being corrupt because the Folder Names start with "_"?


For Example:



Will be



after saving the Comment.

As workaround we can put this paths into Code-Blocks. But the usability for users suffers.

I think this will be a specialcharacter for the editor self?

Could we change this? Any better Workaround?




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Hello @it_marcapo ,

The backslash character "\" is an escape character and this and this is one of the limitations when using the wiki markup functionality in the editor in Jira.

This is covered a bit more in the following Bug repot on this behavior noting it was closed out as a "won't fix" as this is intended functionality with the editors design and coding language used:

The workaround you mentioned of using code blocks or a noformat block is the optimal solution, but you can also replace the backslash character the html escape sequence as covered in the link above


 But overall caution is always a good idea when using any special characters in any application, as depending on the application design the character sets between various systems will have different reactions based on the coding language used in the applications design.  


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