PHP | rawurldecode() function

The rawurldecode() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to decode the encoded string. This function returns the decoded URL (original URL string) as a string. This function replaces the % sign followed by two hex value with literal characters.


string rawurldecode( $str )

Parameters: This function accepts single parameters $str which is mandatory. It is used to store the encoded URL.

Return Value: This function returns the decode URL string.

Below programs illustrate the rawurldecode() function in PHP.

Program 1:

    echo rawurldecode("A%20computer%20science%20portal%20for%20geek");


A computer science portal for geek

Program 2:

$str = 'GeeksforGeeks A computer science portal for geek'
// Encode the given string
$encode_str = rawurlencode($str); 
echo "Encoded string: " . $encode_str . "<br>";
// Decode the encoded string
$decode_str = rawurldecode($encode_str); 
echo "Decodec string: " . $decode_str;


Encoded string: GeeksforGeeks%20A%20computer%20science%20portal%20for%20geek
Decodec string: GeeksforGeeks A computer science portal for geek

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Reference: http://php.net/manual/en/function.rawurldecode.php

This article is attributed to GeeksforGeeks.org

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