URL encoding is a somewhat ambiguous term that refers to a family of techniques for constructing URLs. Data is escaped in various ways to make it compatible with the restrictions of the URL format. URL encoding always involves Percent-encoding, and the term is sometimes used as a synonym for Percent-encoding.
See also Form URL encoding.
- RFC 1738: Uniform Resource Locators
- RFC 3986: Uniform Resource Identifier: Generic Syntax
- The great thing about URL encodings is that there are so many to choose from