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avoid which characters in password to avoid any potential problems..

other than & symbol, what are other potential characters to avoid as safe practice?
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)

8/22/2022 - Mon
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the context for this question is sql passwords to be used/stored in connection strings.. so & can be potential problem
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thanks.. would microsoft have an official article on this, on what to avoid.. so we can create a standard for developers?
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can you suggest why ampersand is not covered in that standards?
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are you saying 'it is so obvious ampersand has to be avoided, (factor being it is escape character in XML) and hence MS did not mention it in article'?
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