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Thursday, 4 October 2007

escape vs encodeURIComponent

As long as you pass on only A-Z, 0-9 and so on to javaScript functions, encoding with escape is the proper method. As an Austrian company we have to deal with umlaute (special characters) a lot, however. Therefore in this situation encodeURIComponent is the best choice. Here you can find a good explanation and some examples concerning the differences.

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