Returns a string that has been transformed so that it can be posted to an HTTP server as a URL.
URLEncode("ABC123") -- returns "ABC123"
URLEncode("Test string $$") -- returns "Test+string+%24%24"
put URLEncode("http://www.example.net/document.html") into newURL
Use the URLEncode function to encode a URL so it can be safely posted to an HTTP server.
Letters and numbers (alphanumeric characters) are not transformed by the URLEncode function. The representation used for non-alphanumeric characters is a percent sign followed by two hexadecimal digits. For example, the ASCII value of the character "~" is 126; the hexadecimal equivalent of 126 is 7E. So wherever the character ~ appears in the formString, it is converted to "%7E".
Anytime you have problem of encoding with transferring data, this function used in conjunction with URLDecode may save a lot of work.
However it uses the last standard of URL, where space is converted to the plus sign:
"Hello world" = "Hello+world"
this could not work with some software. So you need to replace "+" with "%20", like with this function:
function urlencode2 temptext put urlencode(temptext) into temptext replace "+" with "%20" in temptext return temptext end urlencode2
put urlencode("Müller") = M%FCller
put urlencode(textEncode("Димитрий","UTF8")) = %D0%94%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B9
put urldecode("M%FCller") = Müller
put textdecode(urldecode("%D0%94%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B9"),"UTF8") = Димитрий
- formString (string):
- Returns:The URLEncode function returns the formString, with spaces converted to "+" and characters other than letters and numbers converted to their hexadecimal escape representation.