In Web terms, Encoding allows for special characters to be escaped. For example,
for a Web browser to actually display the character '<', it must be typed in the
Web page source as '<'.
In other cases special characters should be represented with their hexadecimal notations. Passing parameters on the URL line (known as query string) would be one appropriate case. As an example, the character ':' would be represented as '%3A'.
In a Web page source all characters can be represented with their decimal notations. Browsers usually decode them to their equivalent characters before displaying them. As an example, the character 'A' can be written as 'A'
This page offers 6 different functions to encode or decode strings. they are:
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