User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 I want to define the URL http://some.server/cgi-bin/doc_view.cgi?doc_name=someDocument&edition=ALL as a link in composer. Automatically the '&' is translated to & . This makes the link unusable and the page is not found I corrected the link directly in <html> source view (from & back to &), but on switching to another view or on save it is changed back to & . Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.insert link 2.add http://some.server/cgi-bin/doc_view.cgi?doc_name=someDocument&edition=ALL as link 3.save Actual Results: the link in the html document is invalid (described in Details). Expected Results: The ampersand should not be changed to & in URLs.
ampersands must be escaped in HTML. the link should still work fine, though. what is the url that mozilla requested, that caused the problem?
You are right, the & in links is accepted by browsers without problems. I never did this in links in handcoded html, though and was therefore confused :-) So really this is not a bug.