URL decode is the process of converting encoded characters in a URL back to their original form. This is often necessary when working with URLs that contain special characters, such as spaces or non-ASCII characters, that have been encoded for safe use in a URL. Encoding these characters allows them to be safely included in a URL, but can make the URL difficult to read or work with.
The most common encoding method used in URLs is percent-encoding, also known as URL encoding, where certain characters are replaced by a percent symbol (%) followed by a two-digit hexadecimal representation of the character's ASCII code.
There are various online tools and libraries available for URL decoding, such as the urllib.parse.unquote() function in Python or the HttpUtility.UrlDecode method in C#. Additionally, web browsers also include the ability to decode URLs in the address bar.
It's important to note that URL decoding should only be done on URLs that you trust; be careful when using user-provided URLs, as they may contain malicious code.
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