In this article we will learn to change URLs with percent signs back to their original language.
The URLs which contain percentage signs have some special meaning. When there is a need to encode the special characters these percentage signs are used. The percent signs replace the special characters and this process means
“percent-encoding”. Let’s take ‘&’ as a special character in the URL.
If we cannot put it directly in the URL then instead of ‘&’ we will put %26 in the place of this character. Now %26 is itself a special character so, we will also need to encode it to put this character in the URL. To encode this character, we have to put %25 in place of this because %25 is used to encode %26. The URL encoding is also another name for “percent- encoding”.
We can only use percent-encoding to encode the characters which are of 8 bit and has a special meaning in the
URL. Therefore, we understood that we use URL encoding for substitution. When the special character is replaced in place of that a hexadecimal ASCII value after the % is placed.
Now, in case we want to change URLs with percent signs back to their original language we can easily do this. How? Just read further lines given in the article:
how to change URL with percentage sign
- For example, we have a URL that also consists of “space” now space is a special character and due to URL
encoding the “space” is replaced by % followed by its hexadecimal character 20.
- This percent-encoding happened because space is not allowed directly in the URL. whatever our URL will be in
place of space we will see %20.
- This percent sign (%20) can only be replaced when we will remove the space from our URL.
- So, by removing space from the URL. we will able to change URLs with percent signs back to their original language.
- We can do this for all URLs by just removing any of the special characters.