Web weirdness

chromatic chromatic at wgz.org
Wed Jun 20 00:50:51 BST 2007

On Tuesday 19 June 2007 16:10:05 David Cantrell wrote:
> Lots of URLs on my web site contain the ASCII string "&image", such as
> here:
>   http://shorterlink.org/2580

> 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.

You did encode the ampersand correctly for HTML (as "&image"), didn't you?

-- c

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