[Pmwiki-users] ?pagename= addresses
Patrick R. Michaud
Fri Dec 10 20:23:29 CST 2004
On Sat, Dec 11, 2004 at 12:37:12AM +0100, Knut Alboldt wrote:
> At 18:30 10.12.2004, you wrote:
> >IMHO it would've been much nicer if the Common Gateway Interface
> >(CGI) specification had just used '?' as the variable=var separator for
> >the entire QUERY_STRING, instead of just indicating the start of the
> >QUERY_STRING. The use of '?' in this way would've been far superior to
> >'&', especially since any '&' must be written as '&' when used in
> >HTML documents (including href= attributes).
> good idea !
> Ehm - where do we have to request this to become a global www-feature ? ;-)
Actually, W3C has already gone in a different direction by suggesting
CGI and server implementations support the use of semicolons in place of
ampersands . But it seems silly to me to reserve the '?' solely to
mark the beginning of the query string when it could easily be (re-)used as
a form field separator. And it would certainly make for a more
consistent mechanism for appending form parameters to uris that might
or might not already have other form parameters present.
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