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JavaScript escape() Function

Function Reference JavaScript Global Functions

Example

Encode a string:

document.write(escape("Need tips? Visit W3Schools!"));

The output of the code above will be:

Need%20tips%3F%20Visit%20W3Schools%21

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Definition and Usage

The escape() function was deprecated in JavaScript version 1.5. Use encodeURI() or encodeURIComponent() instead.

The escape() function encodes a string.

This function makes a string portable, so it can be transmitted across any network to any computer that supports ASCII characters.

This function encodes special characters, with the exception of: * @ - _ + . /


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The escape() function is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

escape(string)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
string Required. The string to be encoded

Return Value

Type Description
String The encoded string


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