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Re: How do I properly embed "&" in HREF?

From: Daniel W. Connolly <connolly@hal.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 1995 19:28:35 -0600
Message-Id: <9502270128.AA00354@ulua.hal.com>
To: skip@automatrix.com
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-talk@www19.w3.org>
In message <199502252201.RAA07014@dolphin.automatrix.com>, Skip Montanaro write
s:
>
>Is their one universally acceptable (I hesitate to use the term "correct")
>way to embed "&" or other special characters in HREF attributes? 

I've raised this same issue a couple times, most recently on html-wg,
at:

http://www.acl.lanl.gov/HTML_WG/html-wg-95q1.messages/0430.html

The best answer we came up with is to write: &#38;

Some (broken) browser's don't grok, so there's no way to please
everybody today.

There was a nice folloup that gave a summary of the state of the art:

Re: Forms/CGI urls: '&' in HREFattributes
David Robinson (drtr1@cam.ac.uk)
Fri, 10 Feb 95 12:53:12 EST
http://www.acl.lanl.gov/HTML_WG/html-wg-95q1.messages/0455.html

Dan
Received on Sunday, 26 February 1995 20:31:21 UTC

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