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RE: Amaya 2.3 binary for Win 98 - long URLs

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 14:38:21 -0000
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB53F3F25@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-amaya@w3.org'" <www-amaya@w3.org>
> From:	Patrick T. Rourke [SMTP:ptrourke@mediaone.net]
> return receipt on your email?).  I'm sorry, but I did not believe that bit
> about using named entities in CGI GET URLs.   However, I have seen the
> same
	From the HTML 4 specification:

B.2.2 Ampersands in URI attribute values
The URI that is constructed when a form is submitted [p.245] may be used as
anchor-style link (e.g., the href attribute for the A element).
Unfortunately, the use
of the "&" character to separate form fields interacts with its use in SGML
values to delimit character entity references [p.32] . For example, to use
the URI
"http://host/?x=1&y=2" as a linking URI, it must be written <A
href="http://host/?x=1&#38;y=2"> or <A href="http://host/?x=1&amp;y=2">.
We recommend that HTTP server implementors, and in particular, CGI
implementors support the use of ";" in place of "&" to save authors the
trouble of
	escaping "&" characters in this manner.
Received on Tuesday, 4 January 2000 09:44:44 UTC

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