Web weirdness

David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk
Wed Jun 20 00:10:05 BST 2007

Lots of URLs on my web site contain the ASCII string "&image", such as

But sometimes that gets turned into some binary gibberish, like some of
the photo links here:

I assure you, when I cut n pasted them into the webby box thing there,
they were correct.

On investigating this a little further I notice that the indexer for the
search engine on my own site is somehow picking up this stupidity as
well when it spiders the site.

I assume that some broken funny character thingy is responsible, but I
thought that those things were meant to be backward-compatible with
decent god-fearing ASCII.

Errm, that's an ampersand followed by the word 'image', in case you're
foolish enough to read this in a web thingy and it CONSPIRES AGAINST ME.

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