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

In message <>, Skip Montanaro write
>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,

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 (
Fri, 10 Feb 95 12:53:12 EST


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