URL Encoder / Decoder

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About URL Encoder / Decoder

The URL encoder is the character % followed by a letter which is used to represent that letter. The URL decoder reverses this process, converting letters to its % equivalent. This encoding is used for sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers, social security numbers, or other private data.

URL encoders are used to convert characters that are not allowed in the URL, which is otherwise only restricted to numbers, letters, and dashes. The encoding follows a specific format. So it can be decoded back into its original form. A lot of programmers use URL encodes to evade filtering by search engines and social media websites—this is also known as “URL hacking”.

It is important for people to be careful when inputting data online. Hackers use the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) to input data from a website on a different site. They design an URL that tricks people into clicking on a link and then they can get personal information, passwords, and credit card numbers. The URL Encoder / Decoder allows people to not be tricked by these hackers.

This article is about URL Encoder Decoder or UED. UED can be used to encode web links for emailing purposes because it will work with most mail programs. When web links are encoded, they are represented as a set of numbers and letters. For example, the following link: http://www.google.com/ would be encoded as %2F%3A%3F&sd=d&ed=d&el=l.

A URL encoder is used to encode URLs to make them capable of being typed on a web form. A URL decoder is used to decode URLs after they have been encoded. When an encoded URL is decoded, the user's web browser converts the letters from Unicode characters into ASCII encoding which can be typed in a web form field.