Welcome to our online URL encoder and decoder tool! With this tool, you can easily encode or decode any text to ensure that it is properly formatted for use in a URL. Whether you’re a developer working with URLs or a business owner trying to create a shareable link for your website, our URL encoder and decoder tool is here to help.
How to use the tool
Using our URL encoder and decoder tool is simple. Just follow these steps:
- Enter the text that you want to encode or decode in the input field provided.
- Click the “Encode” or “Decode” button to process the text. The tool will automatically encode or decode the text as needed.
- The processed text will be displayed in the output field.
Our URL encoder and decoder tool is designed to be simple and easy to use, but it also includes some additional features that you may find useful. For example, the tool includes a “Copy” button that allows you to easily copy the processed text to your clipboard. This can be helpful if you want to paste the text into a different program or document.
Why it is Secure
Frequently asked questions
Is this tool free to use?
Yes, our online URL encoder and decoder tool is completely free to use. You don’t need to create an account or provide any personal information to use it.
Can I encode or decode any text?
Yes, our URL encoder and decoder tool can handle any text that you enter into the input field. Simply enter the text and select whether you want to encode or decode it, and the tool will do the rest.
Is this tool compatible with all web browsers?
Our online URL encoder and decoder tool should work with most modern web browsers. However, if you encounter any issues, we recommend using the latest version of your preferred web browser to ensure the best possible experience.
Can I use this tool on my mobile device?
Yes, our online URL encoder and decoder tool is fully responsive and should work on most mobile devices. Simply visit the website on your mobile browser and you will be able to use the tool just as you would on a desktop computer.
What is URL Encode and Decode
URL encode and Decode also known as percent-encoding is a method to encode arbitrary data in a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) using only the limited US-ASCII characters legal within a URI.
Although it is known as URL encoding, it is, in fact, used more generally within the main Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) set, which includes both Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and Uniform Resource Name (URN). As such, it is also used in the preparation of data of the
application/x-www-form-urlencoded media type, as is often used in the submission of HTML form data in HTTP requests.
Why do I need URL encoding?
The URL specification RFC 1738 states that only a small set of characters can be used in a URL. Those characters are:
- A to Z (ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ)
- a to z (abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
- 0 to 9 (0123456789)
- $ (Dollar Sign)
-(Hyphen / Dash)
- _ (Underscore)
- . (Period)
- ! (Exclamation / Bang)
*(Asterisk / Star)
- ’ (Single Quote)
- ( (Open Bracket)
- ) (Closing Bracket)
How does URL encoding work?
All non-supporting characters are replaced by a % and a two digit hexadecimal value that represents the character in the proper ISO character set. Here are a couple of examples:
- $ (Dollar Sign) becomes %24
- & (Ampersand) becomes %26
+(Plus) becomes %2B
- , (Comma) becomes %2C
- : (Colon) becomes %3A
- ; (Semi-Colon) becomes %3B
- = (Equals) becomes %3D
- ? (Question Mark) becomes %3F
- @ (Commercial A / At) becomes %40
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