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AboutA simple tool to encode/decode URLs
Modified09.04.2014, 18:24
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About the concepts in this tool URL

A uniform resource locator, abbreviated as URL (also known as web address, particularly when used with HTTP), is a specific character string that constitutes a reference to a resource. In most web browsers, the URL of a web page is displayed on top inside an address bar. An example of a typical URL would be "http://en.example.org/wiki/Main_Page". (Source: Wikipedia)


Encode

A conversion of plain text into a code or cypher form.


Decode

A conversion of encoded text into plain text.


Why would I use encoding?

URLs can only be sent over the Internet using the ASCII character-set. Since URLs often contain characters outside the ASCII set, the URL has to be converted into a valid ASCII format.
URL encoding replaces unsafe ASCII characters with a "%" followed by two hexadecimal digits. (Source: w3schools)

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