URL Decode

URL Decode is easy to use tool to decode URL. Copy, Paste and Decode.

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FAQs on URL Decode

What is URL decoding?

URL decoding is the process of converting a URL-encoded string back to its original form. In URL encoding, special characters are replaced with percent-encoded characters (a percent sign followed by two hexadecimal digits). URL decoding is the reverse process of URL encoding.

Why do we need URL decoding?

URL decoding is needed when we want to display a URL-encoded string in its original form, such as when decoding a URL parameter or decoding a URL-encoded string in a JSON response from a server. If we don't decode a URL-encoded string, it may be misinterpreted by the browser or server and cause errors or unexpected behavior.

How can I URL decode a string?

You can URL decode a string by using the decodeURIComponent() function in JavaScript, which takes a URL-encoded string as input and returns the decoded string. For example, decodeURIComponent('Hello%20World!') would return 'Hello World!'. There are also online URL decoding tools available.

What are some common URL-encoded characters?

Some common URL-encoded characters include: %20 (space), %2F (/), %3F (?), %3D (=), %26 (&), %23 (#), %2B (+), %40 (@), %21 (!), %24 ($), %25 (%), %2C (,)

Can URL decoding lead to security vulnerabilities?

Yes, improper URL decoding can lead to security vulnerabilities such as injection attacks. It is important to properly validate and sanitize user input to prevent malicious input from being decoded and executed on the server. In addition, using HTTPS instead of HTTP can help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks that can modify the URL-encoded string in transit.

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