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JavaScript decodeURIComponent() Function

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Example

Decode a URI after encoding it:

var uri = "http://w3schools.com/my test.asp?name=ståle&car=saab";
var uri_enc = encodeURIComponent(uri);
var uri_dec = decodeURIComponent(uri_enc);
var res = uri_enc + "<br>" + uri_dec;

The result of res will be:

http%3A%2F%2Fw3schools.com%2Fmy%20test.asp%3Fname%3Dst%C3%A5le%26car%3Dsaab     // Encoded URI
http://w3schools.com/my test.asp?name=ståle&car=saab                            // Decoded URI

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Definition and Usage

The decodeURIComponent() function decodes a URI component.

Tip: Use the encodeURIComponent() function to encode a URI component.


Browser Support

Function
decodeURIComponent() Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

decodeURIComponent(uri)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
uri Required. The URI to be decoded

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the decoded URI

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