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& in url

are they Ok?

     
10:53 am on Feb 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Is it alright to include a & in a URL that isn't dynamic ie

www.domain.com/word1_&_word1/page.htm

Fast has indexed some of my pages with a url as above, but then again Fast seems to wolf down most things I throw at it.

Will any of the other engines bother (especially Google)?

1:51 pm on Feb 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

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RPKing,

I have never had the chance to try "&" before. Would be interested to hear more on this.

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3:51 pm on Feb 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

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We had & in some of our urls, and it wasn't appreciated. Those pages were dynamic, but I don't see why it would make a difference.

You could do www.domain.com/word1_word2/page.htm instead

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4:23 pm on Feb 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

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> We had & in some of our urls, and it wasn't appreciated

Was this on Google? That's really my only concern (giving up rapidly elsewhere).

5:02 pm on Feb 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Not sure about non cgi pages (without a ?), but cgi pages, they will wolf down &'s like crazy. They never rank as high as a .html counterpart though (on google that is).
 

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