URL Encoder and Decoder Tools. encoder or decode URL for HTTP GET Requests.


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What is URL Encoding?


URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. A valid URL consists of ASCII alpha numeric characters.
However when the URL data is sent over the internet, some unsafe characters such as "space", "~","/" etc. can interfere with the HTTP protocol. This can lead to truncation of the URL as received by the web server resulting in page not found error (404).

  • URL Encoding takes care all of these issue by simply encoding the unsafe ascii characters.
  • URL encoding replaces unsafe ASCII characters with a "%" followed by two hexadecimal digits.
  • URLs cannot have spaces, so a space character needs to be encoded too. A space is replaced with a plus (+) sign or with %20.

Example

Below is an example of URL after encoding:
Original URL : https://www.google.co.in/?gws_rd=ssl#q=most+beautiful+us+national+parks
Encoded URL : https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.in%2F%3Fgws_rd%3Dssl%23q%3Dmost%2Bbeautiful%2Bus%2Bnational%2Bparks


Using the URL Encoder Tool


Using this tool very straightforward simply enter the input data(text or binary) and press the Encode or Decode button to encode or decode the input data.

Encoding URLs

  • For encoding URLs use one of the following ways:
    1. Simply paste the URLs to be encoded in the input box.
    2. Upload URLs from local file.
    3. Load list of URLs from a remote location.
    4. For loading the test data, press the "Load Sample" button.
  • Choose the Operation as "Encode".
  • Finally, press the "Encode" button to instantly encode the input data to encoded format.
  • That's it, simply download the encoded data "Download as File" to download or press on the "Copy to Clipboard" button.

Decoding URLs

  • For decoding URLs enter the encoded data by using one of the following ways:
    1. Simply paste the encoded URLs in the input box.
    2. Upload a list of URLs from local file.
    3. Load URLs from a remote location, specify the remote location URL.
  • Choose the Operation as "Decode".
  • Finally, press the "Decode" button to instantly decode the input encoded URLs to original URLs
  • That's it, simply click on "Download as File" to download or press on the "Copy to Clipboard" button.

Tips

  • Turn on Live encoding ON if you like to view the output as you change the input in real-time
  • Press "Reset" button select all the default tool options and clear the input.

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