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Ampersand character in addresses

From: <biroa@demasz.hu>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 09:45:48 GMT
To: www4mail-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF0480406E.ABC8D811-ONC12568FE.00346213@demasz.hu>
Hello,

It seems that www4mail (I use www4mail@ftp.uni-stuttgart.de) has certain
problems with addresses that contain
the & (ampersand) character. It seems to truncate the address at the first
ampersand char.

I requested a page with the following command:

    tsource
http://stats.distributed.net/rc5-64/tmember.php3?team=17608&source=y

but what I received was the following document (also a valid address):

    http://stats.distributed.net/rc5-64/tmember.php3?team=17608

that is, the address was truncated at the ampersand. I tried the same
address with an Agora
server (e-mail address: "agora@dna.affrc.go.jp", the command was
"source
http://stats.distributed.net/rc5-64/tmember.php3?team=17608&source=y"), and
it
sent the correct document, so the address must be OK.


Regards,
Arpad Biro
Received on Wednesday, 14 June 2000 05:38:57 GMT

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