URL Encode

URL Encode

About URL Encode

URL encoding, also known as percent-encoding, is a mechanism for encoding information in a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) under certain circumstances. Although it is known as URL encoding, it is, in fact, used more broadly 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.

The purpose of URL encoding is to encode certain characters that are not allowed in a URL or have special meaning in URI scheme. This includes characters such as spaces, punctuation, and characters that are not allowed in URLs. In URL encoding, these characters are replaced with a percent sign (%) followed by two hexadecimal digits representing the ASCII or UTF-8 code of the character. For example, a space is encoded as "%20" and a comma is encoded as "%2C".

In practice, when data is submitted from a web form using the GET method, the form data is appended to the URL in the query string, using the ampersand (&) as a separator, and URL encoding is applied to encode any characters that would otherwise be interpreted in a way that would alter the URL's intended semantics.

Waht is URL Encode Tool?

URL Encode Tool is a free online tool that encoding strings to a URL, making it safe to transmit over the Internet. This tool id essential for web development, data submission via GET methods in web forms, and for constructing query strings that contain special characters which need to be encoded to avoid misinterpretation by web servers and browsers.

The basic functionality of a URL Encode Tool involves:

  1. Input: You provide a URL that you want to encode, which might contain characters that need to be encoded.
  2. Encoding Process: The tool scans the input and replaces each instance of certain characters with a corresponding percent-encoded string. The percent-encoded string consists of a percent sign (%) followed by two hexadecimal digits that represent the character's ASCII (in case of standard ASCII characters) or UTF-8 (for other characters) code value. For example, a space character ( ) is encoded as %20.
  3. Output: You receive a new string where all the necessary characters have been replaced with their percent-encoded versions, making the string safe for use in URLs.