> On 06 Sep 2016, at 10:19, Miroslav Galajda <miroslav.gala...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Vincent, yes the stripping would occure at the document creating time,
> or when renaming the page.
> The workarround for this would be to have the user always think that when
> creating the new page, enter the name without accents and without spaces
> and consequently change the page title to a desired name.
> Other way is to go to the rename page action, and there carrefully change
> the page name and not page title, this is little tricky.
> The main reason for this is that the encoded urls looks ugly when sharing
> it and copying directly to clipboard it out of the xwiki.

ok that’s something for which I’d like to provide some option for.

Some ideas:

* Introduce the concept of alias, i.e. be able to have different URLs pointing 
to the same document/page. Thus for example if you have some long URL such as 
http://mywiki/…/page1/page2/…/pageN you would be able to create an alias such 
as http://mywiki/…/MyNicePage and share it outside of XWiki. This is 

* Introduce an extension that generates tinyurl-like URLs for any page and that 
you can share (optionally allow the user to specify a suffix to make the url 
recognizable, same as on http://tinyurl.com/). Basically this is the same as 
using directly http://tinyurl.com/ but easier for the user since he’d be able 
to get the URL directly from the xwiki UI somewhere.

Now I think it would be nice to offer an extension point in the Create dialog 
box so that it can be extended safely and be used to transform the input of the 
user (remove special chars, automatically append some text, etc). This would be 
the first step. Second step could be to offer a sanitize feature that could be 
configured in the Admin, using this mechanism (it would be off by default).

IMO you could create a jira issue for this.


> On 6 September 2016 at 09:22, Vincent Massol <vinc...@massol.net> wrote:
>> Hi Miroslav,
>>> On 06 Sep 2016, at 09:04, Miroslav Galajda <miroslav.gala...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi, does anyone have idea, how to automatically modify/generate url from
>>> page title so that the url doesn't contains accents or any special
>>> characters. I want to achieve simmilar approach used in CMS system
>> Umbraco.
>>> Which creates url based on page title but strips spaces and any
>> characters
>>> that requires url encoding.
>>> I've found xwiki.urlfactory.serviceclass in xwiki.cfg. What is
>>> responsibility of that class? What is it purpose? Can it be used to solve
>>> my requirement?
>> XWiki supports lots of languages out of the box (you just need to
>> configure the encoding properly). Actually we’ve gone to great length to
>> ensure that any character is valid in page and space names! :)
>> May I ask why you would want to strip some characters?
>> Now you shouldn’t act at the level of the URLs since the URLs are just
>> used to find the corresponding document in XWiki. If you strip some char
>> from the URL then you won’t be able to point a URL to an existing document
>> anymore ;)
>> So what you really want is instead to act at the level of document
>> creation (the Add Page dialog box) and do the stripping there IMO.
>> However ATM we don’t provide any extension point for doing this so you’d
>> need to modify the corresponding vm file (create.vm I think, which calls
>> other vms) and do future merges of that file by hand whenever you upgrade
>> your XWiki instance in the future.
>> I recommend to reconsider going in that direction and instead letting
>> XWiki handle all chars.
>> Thanks
>> -Vincent
>>> Thanks
>>> Mirec
>>> On 11 July 2016 at 21:58, Miroslav Galajda <miroslav.gala...@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi, I’m using XWiki in Slovak language which uses accents, which
>>>> consequently causes problems with urls. The urls becomes ugly containing
>>>> encoded characters with accents. Does XWiki have integration point out
>> of
>>>> the box to replace the page name with custom one, with stripped accents
>>>> from it?
>>>> Thank you
>>>> Mirec

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