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xhtml Special Characters and SEO

E.g. Can search engines understand & instead of &?



11:29 am on Jul 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I was just wondering if search engines can deal with XHTML special characters? For example can search engines understand that & is the same as &?

If not, how do you go about making your website is search engine optimised as well as make it adhere to accessibility and coding standards?

Thanks for your time.



3:39 pm on Jul 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Do you mean like this?


Where the title has & in the code but is treated as & when searching for &?

Sorry if I read your question wrong.


6:39 pm on Jul 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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That was a fantastic answer msgraph!

Thank you. It's all the evidence I need!

Pity I didn't think of searching for a similar character myself.



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