escape Method

Encodes String objects so they can be read on all computers.


The required charString argument is any String object or literal to be encoded.


The escape method returns a string value (in Unicode format) that contains the contents of charstring. All spaces, punctuation, accented characters, and any other non-ASCII characters are replaced with %xx encoding, where xx is equivalent to the hexadecimal number representing the character. For example, a space is returned as "%20."

Characters with a value greater than 255 are stored using the %uxxxx format.

Note   The escape method should not be used to encode Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI). Use encodeURI and encodeURIComponent methods instead.


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See Also

encodeURI Method | encodeURIComponent Method | String Object | unescape Method

Applies To: Global Object