metamax - 5:37 pm on Feb 26, 2013 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the comprehensive replies everyone, very helpful.
Why is it a browser renders the & a m p ; URLs when clicked in a link, but not when pasted into an address bar? That's what caused the confusion in the first place.
I'm going to guess that it's because you're not meant to paste HTML code into an address bar... and expect anything :)