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Re: Character entities and URIs

From: Robin Lionheart <lionheart@robinlionheart.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 15:55:41 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <036001c0322a$dfc7ea90$cd78add1@RobinsNest>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
CD> Won't using &amp break the cgi script?

Always use &amp; between cgi parameters in hrefs. Not only is it required,
but browsers may break if you don't.

For example, in Netscape 3.0, if you follow a link marked up with invalid
HTML like:

  <a href="book.pl?chapter=1&section=2">

it would try to navigate to "book.pl?chapter=1žion=2". The correct way to
mark it up:

  <a href="book.pl?chapter=1&amp;section=2">

works in all versions of Netscape.
Received on Wednesday, 11 October 2000 20:58:18 UTC

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