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From Andrew Thompson <andr...@quidnunc.com>
Subject general/8023: Ampersand cannot be escaped in server side include variables
Date Fri, 13 Jul 2001 16:47:16 GMT

>Number:         8023
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       Ampersand cannot be escaped in server side include variables
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jul 13 09:50:05 PDT 2001
>Originator:     andrewt@quidnunc.com
>Release:        1.3.19
Linux linux.quidnunc.int 2.2.14-5.0 #1 Tue Mar 7 21:07:39 EST 2000 i686 unknown

gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)
The following mod_include SSI code:
<!--#set var="Q_MAIN_HEADING" value="Issue 001 &ndash; QLogger" -->

Generates the HTML - 

Issue 001 &amp;ndash; QLogger 

ie, the ampersand is being escaped and converted into an &amp; HTML character entity.

None of the usual escaping tricks I tried \& '&' or && allowed me to get the
desired output (which is obviously &ndash;)

(BTW - your bug database seems to be at least partly broken. All queries return no results.)
Create a page which uses the above server side include code and view it.
Why are you escaping & in this context? If it is necessary, then please allow escaping
& with a backslash \&
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