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JavaScript decodeURI() Function

Function Reference JavaScript Global Functions

Example

Decode a URI after encoding it:

var uri = "my test.asp?name=ståle&car=saab";
var enc = encodeURI(uri);
var dec = decodeURI(enc);
var res = enc + "<br>" + dec;

The result of res will be:

my%20test.asp?name=st%C3%A5le&car=saab      // Encoded URI
my test.asp?name=ståle&car=saab             // Decoded URI

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Definition and Usage

The decodeURI() function is used to decode a URI.

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


Browser Support

Function
decodeURI() Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

decodeURI(uri)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
uri Required. The URI to be decoded

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the decoded URI

Function Reference JavaScript Global Functions