cross-browser testing tools
World's simplest online URL decoder for web developers and programmers. Just paste your URL in the form below, press the URL Decode button, and you'll get an unescaped URL. Press a button – get a URL. No ads, nonsense, or garbage.
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Using a URL Unescaper in Cross-browser Testing
A URL unescaper is very useful if you're doing cross-browser testing. All web applications are unescaping URLs in one way or another. For example, if you pass data to an app through a query string in the GET request, then it's always URL escaped. The app has to decode it from the URL encoding to use the variables in it. If you're writing unit tests for your app, then often you'll need to compare URL-encoded and URL-decoded strings. With this utility, you can quickly prepare the input and output data for your test cases. Additionally, if you have strings that contain percent-escape sequences such as "%2F" or "%3A", then you know it's been URL-encoded and you can decode it with this program.
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Pro tip: You can use ?input=text query argument to pass text to tools.