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rawurldecode — Decodes a URL-encoded string, but doesn't convert plus signs (+) to spaces.


string rawurldecode(encoded_string);
string encoded_string: String to be decoded


Decoded string; FALSE if the argument passed has no length when converted to a string


rawurldecode() decodes a URL-encoded string. The function converts any hexadecimal escape triplets (%xx) within the string into the character that they represent.

Note that this function doesn't convert plus signs to spaces.


PHP Version: 3+, 4+

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Example 1368. Decode a URL-encoded string

$string = 'This is my name with several spurious accents: Zk Grt';
$encoded_string = rawurlencode ($string);
$decoded_string = rawurldecode ($encoded_string);

print <<<_END_
Original String: $string
Encoded String : $encoded_string
Decoded String : $decoded_string

Original String: This is my name with several spurious accents: Zk Grt
Encoded String : This%20is%20my%20name%20with%20several%20spurious%20accents%3A%20Z%E2k%20Gr%EA%E5%F1t
Decoded String : This is my name with several spurious accents: Zk Grt

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