odd url format - what is it called?



  • Is there a specific word/term for this url format?

    http%3A%2F%2Fwww.example.com%2Fname-for-this-url-type%2F



  • @charles URL encoding

    URL Encoding
    URLs can only be sent over the Internet using the ASCII character-set.
    Since URLs often contain characters outside the ASCII set, the URL has to be converted into a valid ASCII format.
    URL encoding replaces unsafe ASCII characters with a "%" followed by two hexadecimal digits.
    URLs cannot contain spaces. URL encoding normally replaces a space with a plus (+) sign or with %20.



  • @rod always learning here. thanks!



  • Me also! This is a great community of knowledgeable people who seem genuinely interested in sharing their knowledge.

    Funny that mostly I see that URL butchering on Windows systems. The Linux and OS X ones don't seem to have to obliterate URLs so badly.


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