Web weirdness

Bob Walker bob at randomness.org.uk
Wed Jun 20 12:20:47 BST 2007

On Wed, 20 Jun 2007, Tom Hukins wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 12:10:05AM +0100, David Cantrell wrote:
>> Lots of URLs on my web site contain the ASCII string "&image", such as
>> here:
>>   http://shorterlink.org/2580
> Using '&' as a delimeter for query string arguments was a bad idea
> because that character needs escaping in HTML.

shells dont like it much either.

> Modern CGI implementations also allow the ';' character as a
> delimeter.  I replaced the '&' in your link with a ';' and it worked
> so it looks like yours does too.

shells wont like that either.

Bob Walker
For great beery Justice!

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