The subject title is a sedgeway into my question that may slightly of
topic but I've asked many sources and don't have an answer yet so I ask
I have a text fields of html marked up content which I render via php.
Looking at the rendered html page in a text editor I see that ampersands
all appear as & When I select the field via sql I also see &
I have a pretty standard seach, Fulltext and substring (ie. %keyword%)
searches. There's an acronym in my content: NA&SD and when I try
searching for this it really mucks up. The Fulltext no matter what I try
does not get a hit. The substring search will work properly if I put the
following in the search form: NA&SD that works. But trying
the substring search with NA&SD produces weird results...kinda works
but strangely and affects the rendering of the search results page.
So what's the cause of all this? Should I upfront load my db text fields
differently, or, search them differently - what is the fix via mysql
or php for the ampersand problem?