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RE: No specification for querystrings and fragment identifiers

From: Pieter Van Waeyenberge <pvanwaeyenberge@icon.be>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 14:03:01 +0100
Message-ID: <4B67D93B3C8CD311AE81009027D5E55ED533@davinci.icon.be>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
# > 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 &.
# 
# 
a browser should render 'html' ... querystring syntax isnt really 'html' ?
im ok with: fds.hts?aName=fr&eacute;deric
but not: fds.hts?aName=fr&eacute;deric&amp;aNameB=aValue
Received on Tuesday, 23 November 1999 08:02:13 GMT

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