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Differences in Google entity escaping

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Friday, May 1, 2009
15 years ago2,281 views

I searched for [✓ ★] (the HTML entities for checkmark and star). Instead of repeating my search query, Google used the entities themselves in the reply "Your search – ✓ ★ – did not match any documents". The search box still showed the entities as I entered them (in HTML notation), at least when using the new URL format which I'm getting:
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=%26%2310003%3B+%26%239733%3B

When in Chrome with the old URL format, my search as shown in the search box is converted to symbols:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%26%2310003;+%26%239733;

(I would have kind of expected that Google would escape the ampersand in all cases and thus show the search as it was everywhere.)

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