Firefox, POST '#' symbol


We currently had one of our programmers create a simple web inventory search application. After searching for part numbers and returning results, you are allowed to 'ADD' parts that you want by email.

Before going on to the email form, the part numbers are sent using POST. The email form should display all of the parts that were added but part numbers with a '#' symbol do not show up. This works fine in IE but not in Firefox.

I am told by the programmer that Firefox uses the '#' symbol as a separator therefore nothing can be done. Is this true? I'm sure there are ways to work around this and any advice or information would be greatly appreciated.

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Dave BaldwinConnect With a Mentor Fixer of ProblemsCommented:
'#' is a reserved symbol and should be encoded in URIs.  You shouldn't count on it continuing to work in IE and it may not work in Chrome, Safari, or Opera either.  Here's the PHP page for doing that:
In the part number, you can first do a string replace of naked '#' symbols with '#'
Oh, the '#' is in the URL.  That makes more sense.  I couldn't figure out why it would be causing a problem in HTML.

As @DaveBaldwin correctly pointed out, in an URL, you would replace naked '#' symbols with '%23'

So instead of this:

you would have this:

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