HTML Encoder/Decoder is a free online tool that helps encode and decode HTML entities. It converts special characters into their corresponding HTML entities and vice versa. This tool is useful for storing or using HTML entities without getting into trouble.
What is HTML Encode and why is it necessary?
HTML Encode is a process that replaces HTML’s disallowed characters with character-unit equivalents. The Encode process helps avoid security issues and errors. For example, if you want to display a less-than sign (<) in your HTML document, you cannot simply type “<” because the browser will interpret it as the start of an HTML tag. Instead, you must use the “<” character entity to display the less-than sign.
What is HTML Decode and what is it for?
HTML Decode is a process that converts encoded characters back to their original form. The Decode process helps display encoded characters. For example, if you want to display an ampersand (&) in your HTML document, you cannot simply type “&” because the browser will interpret it as the start of an HTML entity. Instead, you must use the “&” character entity to display the ampersand.
Benefits of HTML Encode and Decode
Benefits of HTML Encode and Decode include avoiding security issues and errors. During the Encode process, HTML’s disallowed characters are replaced with character-unit equivalents. During the Decode process, encoded characters are converted back to their original form. This helps ensure that your web pages are displayed correctly.
Common characters and their encoded equivalents
You can see the characters and their corresponding encoded values in the table below.
|Character||Name||Entity Name||Entity Number|
|non-breaking space|| || |
|“||double quotation mark||"||"|
|‘||single quotation mark (apostrophe)||'||'|