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    Default What does "&" mean??

    Excuse my ignorance but what da hell does & mean? i seen it in a heap of threads here and there and i have asked a heap of friends and none of us have figured it....

    If someone could tell me i would greatly appreciate it.
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    its used to escape the ampersand "&" character. So to display the "&" character visually within the HTML of a properly formatted/valid document &amp; is used. Just like you can use &quot; to represent a quote character, &lt; represents less than < etc etc. Just different ways of representing characters, usually they should make it through to the front-end display though if coded correctly.

    For instance the subject title you have is represented as the following in HTML

    RS Liberty Club - What does &quot;&amp;amp;&quot; mean??

    You can see that "&amp;amp;" only the first ampersand is escaped correctly so it displays as "&" followed by "amp;"

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    You'll find it mainly on old forum posts from when the board was phpBB.

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    okay thanks fellas!!! i thought i may have been an absolute retard.........
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