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I am trying to redirect some old urls containing some special characters. When I place the url on the web.config automatically it gives me a 500 internal server error.

So, how do I translate the special character "&" to get it working.

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  • Can you mark the question as answered?
    – Bob Ortiz
    Jul 13, 2016 at 12:21

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The HTTP status code 500 "internal server error" is shown because the URL's you used are not properly escaped.

A quote from StackOverflow:

When adding a query string in the action of a rewrite rule, you've got to escape all the "?" and "&" characters in the URL.

? = ?
& = &

For example the following won't work:

<action type="Redirect" url="/long_url.aspx?key1=value1&key2=value2" />

For example the following will work:

<action type="Redirect" url="/long_url.aspx&#63;key1=value1&amp;key2=value2" />
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  • @Jose Pena does this answer your question?
    – Bob Ortiz
    Jun 3, 2015 at 19:28

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