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Passing & as a parameter value

Posted on 2004-08-16
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Is there a way of passing an & as a querystring value.

We are having a problem as obviously the & is used to seperate parameters but we need to pass one as part of a paramater.

2.asp?CoName=Alf & Burns
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by:Jay Toops
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You must use the function urlencode("Alf & Burns")

example:

<%
response.write(Server.URLEncode("http://www.w3schools.com"))
%>Output:

http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ew3schools%2Ecom

special characters are meta-escaped using this
and are AUTOMATICALLY decoded by the server
so when you are processing this with your handler
you don't have to do anything else.

Jay
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2.asp?CoName=Alf & Burns

place %26 in place of & and place %20 in place of spaces


string should be:

2.asp?CoName=Alf%20%26%20Burns
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http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_ref_urlencode.asp

complete list of url encoded characters
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by:YZlat
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try this:

strString = replace(strString,"&","&amp;")
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by:YZlat
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also try

strString=replace( strString,"&","and")
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by:davidlars99
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hi,
in javascript you'd do escape(2.asp?CoName=Alf & Burns)
and unescape()

cheers!
 dave
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