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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

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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


Syntax

unescape(string)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
string Required. The string to be decoded

Return Value

Type Description
String The decoded string


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