Send text as query string

Is this possible?  ie: can I have a variable sSuppMsg that has the value "This is a test supplemental message." and attach it to an address as follows: "http://www.somesite.com/somepage.asp?supp_msg=" & sSuppMsg
Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAsked:
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Big MontySenior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
yes you can, it will be encoded automatically in the querystring when you send it over. just give it a try:

sSuppMsg = "This is a test supplemental message."
<a href="http://www.somesite.com/somepage.asp?supp_msg=" & sSuppMsg & ">link text</a>

and on somepage.asp:

Response.Write Request.QueryString("supp_msg")

if you have any special characters to worry about, you would use the Server.HTMLEncode function
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
Like this?

sSuppMsg =  "This is a test supplemental message."

url = "http://www.somesite.com/somepage.asp?supp_msg=" & sSuppMsg

response.redirect url

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Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAuthor Commented:
Here is what I have now.  I am sending the page as html:

    Dim sSuppMsg
    sSuppMsg = Request.Form.Item("supp_msg_sample")
    sPageToSend = "http://www.ewebsite.com/misc/page.asp?event_id=" & lEventID & "&race_id=" & lRaceID & "&part_id=1&supp_msg=" & sSuppMsg

I have found that sending a page by html is kind of finicky and it works now so I don't really want to change it.  Does anything jump out with what I have here?
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Big MontySenior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
everything looks good to me. the only thing you can change is

sSuppMsg = Request.Form.Item("supp_msg_sample")

to

sSuppMsg = Request.Form("supp_msg_sample")

other than that, what you have is correct.
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Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks folks.  User error...the "open this page in browser" link did not have the supplemental message query string.
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
>I have found that sending a page by html

Are you talking about sending a link via cdo mail where you are building your html on the fly?  That  can be tricky.   The key is to keep the html tight.   Render your html when you test it.  Make sure there are no white spaces as that will break your html.  

The 2 examples will probably break when sending as html email.  Notice the space between some> Some on the first line and the space after the quote on the 2nd somepage" > I have run into this myself
blah blah blah <a href="http://mysite.com/somepage"> Some page</a> blah blah
blah blah blah <a href="http://mysite.com/somepage" >Some page</a> blah blah

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Should be
blah blah blah <a href="http://mysite.com/somepage">Some page</a> blah blah

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Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks a ton!
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