[thredds] ampersands not working in viewer property URL

Hi All,
Are we not allowed to include ampersands in the URL string for adding a viewer 
property? Even when I encode them as & I get the same error. I am trying to 
point a viewer directly to a screen in Live Access Server (LAS) that will 
display the dataset being viewed in TDS; as an example, here's a URL to our 
ROMS FMRC model output: 
 When I add this URL in the viewer property, the catalog for that datasets page 
fails to load (HTTP Status 404: Not Found). threddsServlet.log and catalina.out 
have nothing much to say, but here is what I found in catalogInit.log about 

readCatalog(): full 
readCatalog(): invalid catalog -- ----Catalog Validation version 1.0.01
**Fatal:  InvCatalogFactory.readXML failed
 Exception= org.jdom.input.JDOMParseException Error on line 73: The reference 
to entity "catid" must end with the ';' delimiter.
 fatalMessages= *** XML parser fatalError (73:101)= The reference to entity 
"catid" must end with the ';' delimiter.


initCatalog(): failed to read catalog 

Note that it is referring to "catid" that is in the URL I am trying to use. Is 
there a workaround for this or is this a feature I can request for a future TDS 
release? Thanks!
John Maurer
Hawaii Ocean Observing System (HiOOS)

P.S. Here is the entry in my TDS catalog about this:

  <datasetFmrc name="HI-ROMS Forecast Model Run Collection"

    <metadata inherited="true">
      <property name="viewer" 
 Access Server (LAS)" />


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