URL encode is the process of converting certain characters in a string into a format that can be safely used in a URL. This is often necessary when working with URLs that contain special characters, such as spaces or non-ASCII characters, which can cause issues with the structure of the URL or break the link.
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 encoding, such as the urllib.parse.quote() function in Python or the HttpUtility.UrlEncode method in C#. Additionally, web browsers also include the ability to encode URLs in the address bar.
It's important to note that when working with URLs, you should only encode the characters that are not allowed in URLs, such as spaces or non-ASCII characters. Characters that are allowed in URLs, such as letters and numbers, should not be encoded.
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