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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
$query 
"my=apples&are=green+and+red";

foreach (
explode('&'$query) as $chunk) {
    
$param explode("="$chunk);

    if (
$param) {
        
printf("Value for parameter \"%s\" is \"%s\"<br/>\n"urldecode($param[0]), urldecode($param[1]));
    }
}
?>

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

PHP Manual