I'm not sure if this is a Rails thing, browse thing, Apache thing or
what, but whenever I load a page using #! in my app the # is removed
from the url.

For example, I put this into the browse:


press enter, and the resulting url is


when the page loads. Anyone know why?


# is not allowed in the main part of a url, it signifies a bookmark/anchor. Try
though the %23 is from memory, google for url encoding if it is wrong.