I'm using the <a> tag to pass a php variable to another page. The varaible is a text string that could include spaces. example:

$var = 'aaa bbb';
<A HREF="newpage.php?var=<?php echo($var); ?></A>

IE handles this fine receiving $var on newpage.php as
'aaa bbb' but Netscape only receives $var as 'aaa'.

I know the the URL and passed variables should be a continious string hence the reason for ? and & to attach the string but how do you handle an assigned varaible that has white space in the string?