HTML Encoder

Updated: Oct 1, 2017

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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