Encodes the input string for safe output in URLs to prevent Cross Site Scripting attacks.

encodeForURL(string [,canonicalize]); → returns string

Argument Reference

string string

The string to encode.

canonicalize boolean
Default: false

If set to true, canonicalization happens before encoding. If set to false, the given input string will just be encoded and canonicalization will not happen. By default, when canonicalization is performed, both mixed and multiple encodings will be allowed. To use any other combinations you should canonicalize using canonicalize method and then do encoding.

Sample code invoking the encodeForURL function


Expected Result: %3Ctag%3E


Expected Result: %3Ctag%3E

<cfset formula = "5+3=8">

Expected Result: http://example.com/math?formula=5%2B3%3D8

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