Re: Validation difficulties

Mr A. Bagi (bagi@liverpool.ac.uk)
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 11:17:31 +0000 (GMT)


Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 11:17:31 +0000 (GMT)
From: "Mr A. Bagi" <bagi@liverpool.ac.uk>
To: Rob <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199802212235.RAA29866@unix.asb.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.96.980224111645.13566A-100000@yew-31.liv.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Validation difficulties

Use (&amp), make life a lot easier with Netscape 3.X !!!!!!!!!

On Sat, 21 Feb 1998, Rob wrote:

>I've got a dilemma with the following
>
>  <A HREF="page.cgi?arg1=val1&arg2=val2">link</A>
>
>NSGMLS sys (rightly I assume) that &arg2 is not a valid entity and 
>returns an error.
>
>So how can one get around this problem? Or should I just ignore it.
>
>It's not appropriate to substitute '%26' for '&' in URLs in many cases, 
>since CGI scripts will often break the arguments by ampersands and then 
>decode (in part because an argument might contain an amersand!).
>
>Something be changed in the DTD to allow any character in a URL.
>
>Rob
>
>
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