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Decodes URL-encoded string

urldecode

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

urldecodeDecodes URL-encoded string

Description

string urldecode ( string $str )

Decodes any %## encoding in the given string. Plus symbols ('+') are decoded to a space character.

Parameters

str

The string to be decoded.

Return Values

Returns the decoded string.

Examples

Example #1 urldecode() example

<?php
$a 
explode('&'$QUERY_STRING);
$i 0;
while (
$i count($a)) {
    
$b split('='$a[$i]);
    echo 
'Value for parameter 'htmlspecialchars(urldecode($b[0])),
         
' is 'htmlspecialchars(urldecode($b[1])), "<br />\n";
    
$i++;
}
?>

Notes

Warning

The superglobals $_GET and $_REQUEST are already decoded. Using urldecode() on an element in $_GET or $_REQUEST could have unexpected and dangerous results.

See Also