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Re: Query String Being Converted to HTML Entity

From: Peter Karman <karman(at)>
Date: Mon Nov 29 2004 - 17:20:57 GMT
Bill Moseley wrote on 11/23/04 12:22 PM:

> On Tue, Nov 23, 2004 at 09:52:38AM -0800, Jon Sorensen wrote:
>>In the output, swish was getting hung up on "&psi=3D"  in the query =
>>It was converting it to the character entity of the greek alphabet "Psi" =
>>and getting caught in an infintite loop:
> Interesting.  It's hard to see what's going -- seems like the list
> server doesn't deal with quoted printable mail. 
> I also tried spidering and I didn't see any problems with psi.

fwiw, I've started avoiding all the & (ampersand) as delimiters in CGI 
urls. Instead, I use the XHTML standard ; (semicolon).

don't know if this is your problem, but it does look like somewhere your 
& is being interpreted as an entity rather than a CGI param delimiter.
Peter Karman  . .  karman(at)
Received on Mon Nov 29 09:20:59 2004