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Re: Use of ";" in URL

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 13:54:32 +0000 (GMT)
To: Diwakar Shetty <diwakar.shetty@oracle.com>
Cc: "www-talk@w3.org" <www-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0209041352220.22886-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, Diwakar Shetty wrote:
> 
> I could understand the use of "&" in URL for HTTP requests
> "&" separates the <name>=<value> pair
> 
> However, what is the use of ";" in URLS ?

Some people use the semicolon in static links to CGI scripts instead of
the ampersand so that they don't have to escape the ampersand in
attributes (e.g. in <a href="..."> in HTML).

Other than that' it means nothing (as far as I know).

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