URL Decode

URL Decoder is the best online tool to decode URLs.

URL Decoder is the best online tool to decode URLs. Start by entering or pasting URL encoded strings in the input text area. The tool will then decode them in real-time.

If the input string is invalid URL encoded, the input text area will become reddish and the output textarea won't be cleared.

After your input string has been decoded you can click in an output area to copy the URL.

Our tool assumes that input is encoded with UTF-8. When working with URLs, the world wide web consortium recommends UTF-8 as an encoding scheme.

URL Decode and Entercode is a simple online tool that decodes URL-encoding and encodes it into it quickly. You can easily URL-encode data and convert it into human-readable formats.

URL Decoding: What is it and why is it necessary?

URL decoding is an inverted process of URL encryption. It's used to interpret query strings and path parameters in URLs. It is also used to decode HTML form parameters that are submitted with application/x-www-form-urlencoded MIME format.

URLs can only contain a restricted set of characters from US-ASCII, as you may be aware. These characters are Alphabets (A–Z a–z), Digits (0-9), hyphen underscore (_), and tilde (~),. URL encoding and Percent encoding can be used to encode any character not included in this permitted set.

It is therefore necessary to decode path parameters or query strings passed in URLs to obtain the true values.

What is URL Decoding?

These rules can be used to decode query strings, path parameters or HTML form parameters.

The alphanumeric characters a -, A - Z and 0 - 9 are the same.
Safe characters such as - and _ are still valid.
Any sequence that contains %xy will be treated as a byte. xy represents the 2-digit hexadecimal representation for the 8 bits. The substrings that contain any of these byte sequences are replaced by the character(s), whose encoding would produce those consecutive bytes.

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