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It is to do with with HTML/XHTML compatibility. Before HTML5 having unencoded ampersands in URLs and in some other contexts was invalid. From XHTML validator: Entity references start with an ampersand (&) and end with a semicolon (;). If you want to use a literal ampersand in your document you must encode it as "&" (even inside URLs!). Be ...


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This is my own experience, in manifest file of a custom component extension for instance, once you are going to assign a menu with submenus for extension in Joomla backend to assign the path to reach assigned view and layout in xml file, '&' does not work, you are supposed to employ ampersand, this way Joomla exercises more security yet as you said '&...


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