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

Charles Henrich (
Wed, 8 Dec 1993 18:39:51 -0500 (EST)

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