Slash in Page Title still in URL
If the page title contains a slash like in "Sanitär / Installation" the generated url looks like "/sanitaer-/-installation".
The slash should not appear in the URL, cause its a directory seperator sign, so from an seo perspective the request is treated wrong.
#1 Updated by Josef Glatz 9 months ago
Thanks for your issue!¶
Just by reading the ChangeLog RsT document of the new feature this seems to be intended by the core team.
In contrast to concepts within RealURL of "URL segments", a slug is a segment of a URL, but it is not limited to be separated by slashes. Therefore, a slug can contain slashes.
IMO from an SEO guru / backend Editor / and even a backend editor who came into contact with Realurl with TYPO3 < v9 before¶
It may make sense to make the Replace Character Map configurable in
\TYPO3\CMS\Core\DataHandling\SlugHelper maybe. Especially if other languages are used where there some other characters needs to be replaced by the
fallbackCharactar. I think there will be situations, where TYPO3 must provide some configuration options to facilitate the work of the backend editor in creating slugs.
As a workaround you can manually adopt the slug field content to your needs¶
Since I'm not familiar with the Insights of the new feature, we can only wait for an answer from the Core Team¶
#2 Updated by Kalle Karlson 9 months ago
Thank you for your answer, but I think it's wrong to refer only on realurl behavior. The slash is a reserved character like mentioned in RFC1738 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1738.txt )
An HTTP URL takes the form: http://<host>:<port>/<path>?<searchpart> [...] Within the <path> and <searchpart> components, "/", ";", "?" are reserved. The "/" character may be used within HTTP to designate a hierarchical structure.
So imho the slash has to be removed or encoded.
#5 Updated by Kalle Karlson 9 months ago
The Pagetitle is always the last part of the heirachical structure. If I want different "folders" I should organize my content with parent pages so that "Sanitär" and "Installation" are two different pages. The URL should respect the backend tree structure. The default case should be that the slash is stripped from URL on auto generate, if I want a slash at this position I can add it manually.
#8 Updated by Sebastian Rosskopf 7 months ago
In my opinion there will be various cases in the future where a slash in a page or record title will be problematic in generating the URL path segments.
Especially when having data records with own path segments, a slash in the record's title will be causing problems.
Let's say my record's title is "Working student / Internship", my URL will look like
which doesn't resolve to valid page structure and doesn't make any sense. There should be options to maybe configure in TCA which characters to be excluded/replaced from speaking URL paths.
#12 Updated by Riccardo De Contardi 6 months ago
- Status changed from Needs Feedback to Closed
- Target version deleted (
I close this one, please let me know if this is the wrong decision.
#13 Updated by Sven Juergens 2 months ago
sorry, I open this bug again. The solution refers to self-written extensions, but how does this relate to the TYPO3 pages? How do I solve this problem for normal pages?
in current TCA für pages -> slug is not an option for that, rigth?
'slug' => [ 'exclude' => true, 'label' => 'LLL:EXT:core/Resources/Private/Language/locallang_tca.xlf:pages.slug', 'displayCond' => 'USER:' . \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Compatibility\PseudoSiteTcaDisplayCondition::class . '->isInPseudoSite:pages:false', 'config' => [ 'type' => 'slug', 'size' => 50, 'generatorOptions' => [ 'fields' => ['title'], 'fieldSeparator' => '/', 'prefixParentPageSlug' => true ], 'fallbackCharacter' => '-', 'eval' => 'uniqueInSite', 'default' => '' ] ],