Hi Everyone, hope this isn't the wrong place to post this.
I looked but can't find a straight answer on this (closest I found is [webmasterworld.com
...] but seems incomplete)
Should my canonical tags have encoded ampsersands in them?
I thought we were supposed to, like we're supposed to in xml sitemaps, but on Google's support page itself, they don't:
<link rel="canonical" href="http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35653" />
<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.example.com/blah?hl=en& a m p;answer=35653" /> (showing "& a m p ;" with spaces so it renders)
Would using encoded characters be wrong? would it cause problems?