URL Doesn't work with Internet Explorer

I have and application where I need to place a link on a form that goes to a "login" URL.  I'm basically passing variables that secure the person's login via an open URL. (I know, dumb way to do it, but I have no control).

What is really strange is that the string I pass via Firefox, Safari and Chrome, work fine. But as soon as I try to send it via Internet Explorer it doesn't work. It's as if it skips some of the fields and takes me to an "incomplete form" page.

Do you know of anything different that should be done so that a clickable form in IE works the same as Chrome and Firefox?
Paul KonstanskiProject SpecialistAsked:
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GaryCommented:
All browsers work the same way
What does the link look like?
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Paul KonstanskiProject SpecialistAuthor Commented:
First the dislaimer:  This is not my idea of how to do it.  But here's the URL (key details changed for privacy).

http://example.com/index.php?provider=provider.com&clienturl=APP24/v01&username=P00000193f&password=3f92f1c2-f68C-11&email=first.last@url.com&firstname=First&lastname=Last&datetime=2014-08-20%2021:35:38&hashstring=3ea976bf5fbe432dfe694fdf6042f2ea

In the code it looks like this:

<p>To go to your circle, click the following link.<br />
<a href="http://example.com/index.php?provider=provider.com&clienturl=APP24/v01&username=P00000193f&password=3f92f1c2-f68C-11&email=first.last@url.com&firstname=First&lastname=Last&datetime=2014-08-20%2021:35:38&hashstring=3ea976bf5fbe432dfe694fdf6042f2ea
" target="_blank">Go to Circle</a></p>

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GaryCommented:
Are you saying the whole link is not showing? If so what is the actual link that is being passed?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
are you sure that you need ALL of that information?  username and password should be sufficient.
<p>To go to your circle, click the following link.<br />
<a href="http://example.com/index.php?provider=provider.com&clienturl=APP24/v01&username=P00000193f&password=3f92f1c2-f68C-11" target="_blank">Go to Circle</a>

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Paul KonstanskiProject SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Gary:

For security reasons I'm not going to give the "actual" link that is being passed because you'd then have access into this person's account.  But what you see is the equivalent of what I'm passing.  The "code" example shows ou what goes into the code. When clicked in Chrome, Safari or Firefox, it works fine.  You're logged in. But in Internet Explorer it doesn't work.

David:
Yes, all of that is needed. If the user doesn't exist it needs all of that info to create a new user.
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GaryCommented:
When I say the actual URL I don't need the proper full url but when you click the link what is showing in the browser address bar (minus sensitive information)?
The link as you posted it is fine.
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Paul KonstanskiProject SpecialistAuthor Commented:
I found out that the issue is on the receiving end of how the program returns data to Internet Explorer.  They're working on another solution.
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