Definitions for "Stop Character"
A special bar code character that tells the scanner to stop reading a bar code symbol. The Stop Character is typically found on the right side of the bar code symbol.
The specific bar/space pattern which indicates the end of a bar code.
Certain characters confuse or stop search engines as to whether the page is a static or dynamic one for fear of spider traps. The characters include, ampersand (&), equals sign (=), and question mark (?).