Problem using Confluence 5.2


Every link with a "&" in the link gives an error message: "Error: The XML content could not be parsed. There is a problem at line 1, column 713. Parser message: Unexpected character ' ' (code 32) (missing name?) at [row,col {unknown-source}]: [1,713]" What can we do in this case to solve the problem? Replace every "&" by another character manueally is not an option.


Luk Truyen

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Peter Koczan Atlassian Team Aug 19, 2013


The CustomWare Linking plugin you use is not yet compatible with Conflence 5.2.3. The latest supported version is 5.1.5, thus I suggest you to disable the plugin until there's a compatible version, then update to it. We suggest to use the plugin compatibility checker before any upgrade to ensure you do not face such problems:

Kind regards,



I upgraded to 5.1.5 and it worked. But now I restarted the Apache and from then, I have the same issue as mentioned above in 5.2. What can be the problem here? Because it also worked while testing we now have this in our production environment. Very annoying...

Thanks in advance

Luk Truyen

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