Write "../" (dot dot dash) in a Confluence Page

Charline March 18, 2024


I am trying to write a relative path as code example in my confluence page and I cannot manage to write "../" without having the following error while saving the page:

HTTP 400 state – Invalid request

Type Status report

description The request sent by the client was syntactically incorrect.

Apache Tomcat/9.0.82

My example is in a code block and this issue happened to me several times with bash code block and HTML code block and I believe it is the same issue no matter the code language or if it is in a code block or not.

It is really bothering when the confluence page is a tutorial or stuff like that. Does anyone have a solution ? Tried to find similar subject but could not succeed.

Thanks for your help

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David at David Simpson Apps
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March 18, 2024

More information is required. 

  • What’s the URL that this relative path is on?
  • Whats the URL of the page that is 404ing?

Also, if you’re a developer, try using community.developer.atlassian.com instead.

That’s a better place for this sort of thing. 

Charline March 19, 2024


Sorry, I am using my company's Confluence so I cannot share any links to the pages with the issue. My main problem is if I want to include in on of my tutorial this part for example :

cd Desktop/Folder1
cd ../Folder2

I cannot save because of the "../"

I will try to post my question on the website you mentionned thank you :)

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