Encodes the input string for use in URLs.

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

encodeForURL Argument Reference


The string to encode.


If set to true, canonicalization happens before encoding. If set to false, the given input string will just be encoded. The default value for canonicalize is false. When this parameter is not specified, 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

URL Encode a value


Expected Result: %3Ctag%3E

URL Encode a value with escaped HTML entities


Expected Result: %3Ctag%3E

Example Usage

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

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

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