I face a problem with URL rewrite in views. In the Re-Write Results section I choose "Output this field as a link" and provide the following link path;


(nid is the node id, field_month is a date field with a special format of 'Y-m')

The relevant URL should be something like this node/39&month=2012-02.

The problem is that Drupal encodes the URL and in response I receive

node/39%26month%3D2012-02, which is unusable. I use Drupal 7.12 and views 7.x-3.1.

Any suggestions how can I overcome this?

  • If you are comfortable with php, you could do this yourself in a views template
    – Jimajamma
    Feb 21, 2012 at 18:49
  • Since the & and + characters are Reserved characters in a URL, it looks as if Views is automatically translating them to their code equivalents. How will you be using the information in the URL?
    – Ashlar
    Feb 21, 2012 at 22:10
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    yeah, are you sure you don't need node/39?month=2012-02
    – uwe
    Feb 22, 2012 at 18:11

1 Answer 1


See @MotoTribe's / @Ashlar's comment for a clue. node/1/&foo=bar is not a valid URL. An unescaped & character is only legal in the query portion of the URL, but not the path part. The path and query are separated by the ? character and since your URL doesn't have a ?, the & must be in the path part of your URL. As a result, views automatically escapes it for you.

I suspect you just want node/[nid]?foo=bar. In that case, views will NOT escape the ? or =.

The & character is only used to separate queries when more than one appear in the query section of the URL.

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