URL Encoding Variations

This section describes variations of URL encodings: RFC 3986 URI Encoding, application/x-www-form-urlencoded Encoding, RFC 1738 URL Encoding.

Several variations of the URL encoding are used today:

RFC 3986 URI Encoding

RFC 3986 URI Encoding is defined in RFC 3986 - "Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax", http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986. See the previous section for details.

application/x-www-form-urlencoded Encoding

application/x-www-form-urlencoded Encoding is the same as RFC 3986 URI Encoding except that:

RFC 1738 URL Encoding

RFC 1738 URL Encoding is defined in RFC 1738 - "Uniform Resource Locators (URL)", http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1738.

RFC 1738 URL Encoding is the same as RFC 3986 URI Encoding except that:

RFC 1738 URL Encoding

RFC 1738 URL Encoding is defined in RFC 1738 - "Uniform Resource Locators (URL)", http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1738.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 UUEncode Encoding

 Base64 Encoding

 Base32 Encoding

URL Encoding, URI Encoding, or Percent Encoding

 What Is URL/URI Encoding?

URL Encoding Variations

 URL Encoding on HTML Form Data - IE

 URL Encoding on HTML Form Data - Firefox

 application/x-www-form-urlencoded Encoding in Java

 URI String and Components in Java

 URL Encoding Support in PHP

 References

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