Browser handling of URL's with '?' in them

Charles Henrich <>
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Subject: Browser handling of URL's with '?' in them
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1993 18:39:51 -0500 (EST)
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Okay a number of folks of the NCSA For Macintosh browser have pointed out that
the Macintosh browser find's the first question mark in a URL and lops off
everything after it.  As a result of which my interactive weather stuff does
not work.  I havent been able to find any definitive word on this in the specs,
while Mosaic for X only remove's what it appends on subsequent queries (as I
think it should).  So the question is this, whats the definitive behavior for a
browser when it encounters a URL like:


and is clickable (i.e ismap).  When someone enter's clicks should the resulting
URL be:

http://somehost/somedoc?item?x,y (as mosaic for X handles it)



as in the case of the Mosaic for Mac's?


    Charles Henrich     Michigan State University