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Posted - January 20 2011 :  11:20:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is there a way to use the ampersnad sign in the catdescription field? Also can other special characters be used? Such as the quote symbol that is used to indicate inches.

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Posted - January 25 2011 :  13:02:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone else use the ampersand sign in the catdescription field? Example: Parts & Supplies
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Doug Page
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Posted - January 25 2011 :  15:14:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Try using the following:

"the ampersand"followed by "amp;" (no spaces)

in place of just the ampersand.

See this page for other HTML special characters:


Edited by - Doug Page on January 25 2011 15:17:36
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Posted - January 25 2011 :  15:38:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have tried that, but when you click on the category name that has an ampersand ... such as Parts & Supplies, vpasp gives an error stating: The system cannot find the file specified.
I am sure the ampersand is causing the error in the url address bar. http://vpasp7.roederindustries.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=2444&cat=Parts+%26amp%3B+Supplies
I do not understand why the developers of VPASP did not address this long ago. I would think this would be a very basic function of any shopping cart. I also found that you cannot use special characters such as a quotation. So if I want to have a category of boxes that are 8 inches by 6 inches, I cannot have it display like this: 8" x 6" boxes. It must display like this 8 inch x 6 inch boxes.
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