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How edit WEBLOC Files on Apple Mac OSX?

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On the Mac OS/X, I want to make shortcuts/aliases on my Desktop by dragging & dropping the Favicon (or any other way, for that matter) BUT MY PROBLEM IS I can't make a Desktop Shortcut/alias for one of those web pages that forward you immediately to another URL, or that drop the data in the URL that appears after the "question mark". For example, if I enter into a browser "www.abc.com/index.php?data1=abc&data2=xyz", the web site comes upo fine, but the Address Bar in the Browser says "www.abc.com", so I can't directly drag&drop a shortcut to that page.
I seem to remember that you could edit a file somewhere/somehow on the MAC to change the URL of a shortcut/alias. Does anyone know how to edit & re-save a WEBLOC file? Or an alt solution?
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I was just able to drag-n-drop a URL with a query string from Firefox to my desktop in 10.6.8.   I was also able to open it for editing with TextWrangler.  It kept the query string and I could edit it in TextWrangler because WEBLOC files are XML text files.  You do need a plain text editor like TextWrangler (which conveniently added itself to the context menu for these files).  And it does open up with the query string intact and it displays correctly.

PS: I just right-clicked on the desktop icon to get the context menu and open it for editing.
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