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RE: No specification for querystrings and fragment identifiers

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 11:14:53 -0000
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB53F3E72@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
> From:	Pieter Van Waeyenberge [SMTP:pvanwaeyenberge@icon.be]
> in the previous example, netscape3 and explorer 4 will render '&sect' (no
> closing ';') in the second name/value pair as the html entity '&sect;'
> you can work around thnx to the case sensitivity of entities ('&Section=')
	The correct way round this is to use the &amp; entity to
	protect the & from the browser, although the HTML 
	reccommendations now advise form handlers which expect to
	be used directly like this to accept ; as a synonym for &.
Received on Tuesday, 23 November 1999 06:17:44 UTC

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