In a URL, the
& symbols have specific roles in defining and separating parameters within the query string.
? symbol marks the beginning of the query string. The query string is the part of a URL that contains data to be passed to web applications such as CGI programs. It comes after the URL path and before the fragment identifier (
#). The query string is composed of a series of parameters, with each parameter consisting of a key-value pair.
& symbol, on the other hand, is used to separate individual parameters within the query string. Each parameter is a pair of a name and a value, separated by an equals sign The
& symbol allows multiple parameters to be included in the query string.
For example, in the URL
? marks the start of the query string, and the
& separates the two parameters: