Reproduce:

  1. Create a term with an ampersand (&).
  2. Create a panel (for example) such that this term name is sent to a view as an argument.
  3. Create a view that receives the term name as a Contextual Filter, provides a Validation criteria of type Taxonomy term, and uses Filter type Term name converted to term id.

The terms with an ampersand will not be properly converted, thus resulting in an empty view.

Files: 
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#6 views-term_arg_decode_entities-1768738-6.patch726 bytesjeffschuler
PASSED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 1,555 pass(es).
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#2 term-decode.patch545 byteseckroth
FAILED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] Unable to apply patch term-decode_0.patch. Unable to apply patch. See the log in the details link for more information.
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term-decode.patch515 byteseckroth
FAILED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] Unable to apply patch term-decode.patch. Unable to apply patch. See the log in the details link for more information.
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Status:Needs review» Needs work

The last submitted patch, term-decode.patch, failed testing.

StatusFileSize
new545 bytes
FAILED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] Unable to apply patch term-decode_0.patch. Unable to apply patch. See the log in the details link for more information.
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Status:Needs work» Needs review

Status:Needs review» Needs work

The last submitted patch, term-decode.patch, failed testing.

I'll read up on how to format a patch later... it's a one-liner so it should be easily understood even without automated testing.

Version:7.x-3.5» 7.x-3.x-dev
Priority:Major» Normal
Status:Needs work» Needs review
StatusFileSize
new726 bytes
PASSED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 1,555 pass(es).
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Looks like your patch is missing another newline at the end.
I could apply it using the patch utility, but not with git apply.
Rerolled

this patch fixed this issue for me

Is this issue related to #672606: Hyphens and forward slashes (-/) break Views contextual filters? It would be great if this patch killed two issues.

Edit: sorry, didn't mean to reference the same issue...

Just curious, will this patch be in the next Views release?

If you select the option to convert spaces in term names to hyphens this patch is no longer effective. Investigating this now, I'll post a patch if I can figure it out.