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Re: Ampersands in text

From: Rick Kwan <kenobi@coruscant.lightsaber.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 16:11:58 -0700
Message-Id: <199906172311.QAA20531@coruscant.lightsaber.com>
To: allen.comer@entropic.com
Cc: www-lib@w3.org
Ampersand is represented by "&amp;".  So in HTML text,
"Bill & Hilary" becomes "Bill &amp; Hilary".  Is this unacceptable?

(Other goodies, "<" is "&lt;", ">" is "&gt;".)

--Rick Kwan

> Hi all,
> As a follow-up to yesterday's message.  I seem to be running into more
> than a my fair share of problems and I'm wondering what I might be doing
> wrong.  The latest problem I've found is that ampersands in plain text
> areas of an HTML document seem to confuse the HTML parser.  There are no
> unclosed <form> tags anywhere nor is there anything else that looks
> potentially troublesome.
> Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.
> Allen C.
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