Online URL Encoder & Decoder

Welcome to our Online URL Encoder & Decoder tool! This tool allows you to easily encode or decode URLs, making it simple to share links or troubleshoot issues. Simply enter your URL into the appropriate field and let our tool do the rest.

What is URL encoding?

URL encoding is the process of changing characters within a URL that cannot be used for various reasons into a standardized code. This is done by replacing certain characters with a percent sign (%) followed by two hexadecimal digits that represent the character’s ASCII code.

What is URL decoding?

URL decoding is the opposite of encoding. It involves converting the encoded URL string back into its standard or readable form by replacing the percent sign (%) and hexadecimal values with their corresponding characters.

When to use URL encoding and decoding?

URL encoding and decoding are used when sharing links or troubleshooting issues. Encoding ensures that the URL is properly formatted and can be transmitted over the internet, while decoding allows the user to read the original URL.

URL Encoding & Decoding in Different Programming Languages

URL encoding and decoding can be done in many different programming languages. Here are some examples:

  • JavaScript: You can use the encodeURI() or encodeURIComponent() functions to encode a URL, and the decodeURI() or decodeURIComponent() functions to decode a URL.
  • Python: You can use the urllib.parse.quote() function to encode a URL, and the urllib.parse.unquote() function to decode a URL.
  • C#: You can use the System.Web.HttpUtility.UrlEncode() method to encode a URL, and the System.Web.HttpUtility.UrlDecode() method to decode a URL.
  • C++: You can use libraries such as libcurl or Boost.Asio to perform URL encoding and decoding.
  • GoLang: You can use the url.QueryEscape() function to encode a URL, and the url.QueryUnescape() function to decode a URL.

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