This is a known issue. Please make sure to file the issue with support so you the case can be tracked against the resolution.
Ok I will, thanks.
If anyone else has this problem and needs a workaround, the only option we've found so far is to:
- Create a dummy space
- Link to the dummy space using the actual url (not the auto-title) and append a parameter to the url (e.g. '?redirect=true' )