encodeForURL

Encodes the input string for use in URLs.

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

encodeForURL Argument Reference

inputString
Required

The string to encode.

canonicalize
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.

Examples sample code invoking the encodeForURL function

encodeForURL("<tag>")

Expected Result: %3Ctag%3E

encodeForURL("&lt;tag&gt;",true)

Expected Result: %3Ctag%3E

<cfset formula = "5+3=8">
<cfoutput>http://example.com/math?formula=#encodeForURL(formula)#</cfoutput>

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


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