Enter a string of text and encode or decode it as you like.
URL Encoding is the process of converting or changing a string into a valid URL format easily interpretable by web browsers. Valid URL format means that the URL contains only what is termed "alpha | digit | safe | extra | escape" characters. You can read more about the what and the whys of these terms on the World Wide Web Consortium site: http://www.w3.org/Addressing/URL/url-spec.html and http://www.w3.org/International/francois.yergeau.html.
URL encoding is often done to convert data passed via html forms, as such data may contain special characters like "/", ".", "#", and etc, which could either: a) have special meanings; or b) is not a valid character for a URL; or c) could be altered during transfer. For example, the "#" character needs to be encoded because it has a special meaning of that of an html anchor. The
URL Encoding often comes into play when using html
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