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From "Ryan Stille" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] apache is replacing & with &amp; in redirect urls ?
Date Thu, 16 Oct 2003 16:28:44 GMT
> I think this is because proper HTML code says that since & is 
> the escape
> character for entering numeric or alpha-friendly names of 
> character entity
> data, that & must not be present by itself, and should correctly be
> referenced as &amp;.  If you put this URL with the &amp; into 
> an HTML page
> and click it manually, then what happens?  You will probably 
> find that the
> browser correctly translates this back to & before sending 
> the request to
> the server.  So, my best guess would be that the browser is 
> broken, as it is
> not honoring this convention when it does an automatic 
> interception of a
> 302.  Which browser have you observed the problem with?  Have 
> you tried
> other browsers?  I would guess that at least one browser out 
> there gets it
> right.  By all means file a bug report with the browser(s)' maker(s).
> Leif

I think you are right, it is a problem only with a certain browser(s).  I can't get it to
happen with any of my browsers.  When I see the error, the user agent of the client is either
"Mozilla/3.0 (compatible)" or "Mozilla/4.08".  I have no idea what browers these really are.


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