> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Smith [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: 12 December 2002 14:47
> Rendered results of <a href...> =
> http://company.com/custmaint.php?id=70&class=&cust=company 
> T/T #29&type=OEM
> id is the record id
> class is Null so that's OK.
> cust=company T/T #29
> type=OEM
> I present the info in a form...
> echo "<td>\n";
> echo "<input type=\"text\" name=\"cust\" value=\"$cust\">\n";
> echo "</td>\n";
> This gives me:
> +------------------------+
> |company T/T             |
> +------------------------+
> *Note lack of #29 which I do see in the HTML table. If I save 
> id=$id) this record cust will now be company T/T
> All the other fields fill in correctly. Is it seeing the # as 
> a comment?

Nope -- as an anchor name.  Written like this, you're telling your browser
to load the page identified by
http://company.com/custmaint.php?id=70&class=&cust=company T/T (which, by
the way, is probably invalid in itself, but we'll come to that!), and then
go to the anchor named 29&type=OEM on that page.

What you need to do is urlencode() the value of the cust parameter before
inserting it in your <A href=....> tag, so that any characters which might
cause problems (such as # or &, or even space) don't appear in the rendered
URL, but instead are encoded as a %xx value (or maybe + for a space -- can't
remember which urlencode() does).  This is all you need to do -- as it's a
URL, it automatically gets URL-decoded by the Web server before being passed
to your script, so you should see what you want.  (But don't forget to
re-urlencode it if you need to pass it on in another URL!)

Hope this helps!

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