URL Encoder

Encode your URL to make them transmission-safe.

URL Encoder

URL Encoder is a simple URL encoding utility available online. Simply enter text into the input box, and the tool will instantly transform it into URL encoding as you type or paste and click the “Encode URL” button. The encoded URL can be copied after it has been checked for errors.

Uniform encoding of URIs is necessary for their use in interoperable systems around the globe. A two-step procedure is required to map the extensive character set in use around the globe to the roughly 60 characters that can be used in a URI:

  • UTF-8 encoding should be used to transform the character string into a series of bytes.
  • To represent bytes that are not valid ASCII characters, replace them with the hexadecimal value "%HH," where "HH" is the byte's value.

What Is URL Encoding?

The term "URL encoding" refers to substituting specific characters in a URL with a sequence of three bytes consisting of a percent sign (%) followed by two hexadecimal digits. Triplet(s) with two hexadecimal digits denote the character's numerical value after being replaced.

The encoding technique can be done to any URI. Hence the statement "encoding a URL" is not entirely correct because the method can be applied to URLs and other URIs. Accordingly, "percent-encoding" is the phrase that should be used instead.

What Is the Maximum Number of Characters in a URL?

Any given URI can only contain reserved or unreserved characters. In contrast to unreserved characters, which have no special significance, reserved characters can have a variety of meanings depending on the context. To indicate characters that would normally be forbidden, percent-encoding substitutes legal ones. As the rules for URIs and URI schemes evolve, so make the lists of reserved and unreserved characters and the contexts in which those characters take on specific meanings.

Characters used in a URL must conform to RFC 3986, which specifies a set of allowed and prohibited ASCII characters. You may not use any characters in a uniform resource locator (URL).

It is possible, but not recommended, to encode the unreserved characters. Only in specific situations are the reserved characters required to be encoded. 


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