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JavaScript unescape() Function

Function Reference JavaScript Global Functions

Example

Encode and decode a string:

var str = "Need tips? Visit W3Schools!";
var str_esc = escape(str);
document.write(str_esc + "<br>")
document.write(unescape(str_esc))

The output of the code above will be:

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

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Definition and Usage

The unescape() function was deprecated in JavaScript version 1.5. Use decodeURI() or decodeURIComponent() instead.

The unescape() function decodes an encoded string.


Browser Support

Function
unescape() Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

unescape(string)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
string Required. The string to be decoded

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the decoded string


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