HTML Encoder

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HTML Encoder is used to encode or escape text that is normally unsafe for transmission in HTML. These are special characters that have special meaning in the HTML format.



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HTML Decoder

Decode or unescape text that has been encoded using HTML encoding back to it's original form & download the output

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Background Information

Certain characters need to be encoded (escaped) in HTML. Read more at wikipedia.

Example Substitutions

  • & → & (ampersand, U+0026)
  • &lt; → < (less-than sign, U+003C)
  • &gt; → > (greater-than sign, U+003E)
  • &quot; → " (quotation mark, U+0022)
  • &apos; → ' (apostrophe, U+0027)

How to do HTML encoding in various programming languages

    • Language: VB .NET
    • Encode: System.Net.WebUtility.HtmlEncode()
    • Decode: System.Net.WebUtility.HtmlDecode()
    • Example: Example
    • Documentation: HtmlEncode() HtmlDecode()
    • Language: Java
    • Encode: org.apache.commons.lang.StringEscapeUtils.escapeHtml()
    • Decode: org.apache.commons.lang.StringEscapeUtils.unescapeHtml()
    • Example: Example
    • Documentation: escapeHtml() unescapeHtml()
    • Language: JavaScript
    • Encode: htmlEncode()
    • Decode: htmlDecode()
    • Example: Example
    • Documentation:
 
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