cross-browser testing tools
World's simplest online URL encoder for web developers and programmers. Just paste your URL in the form below, press the URL Encode button, and you'll get a percent-sign escaped URL. Press a button – escape a URL. No ads, nonsense, or garbage.
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Using a URL Escaper in Cross-browser Testing
A URL escaper is super useful if you're doing cross-browser testing. For example, if you're using URLs in tests, then as they contain special characters, they often must be first URL-encoded so that aren't misinterpreted. If you pass a URL as an argument to another URL, then various characters (such as ampersand or question mark) may get treated as a part of the first original URL and not as an argument to the URL. If you escape your URL, then this problem goes away. Also, if the URL contains a space, it can't be clicked (as it's broken into two parts), so this space has to be replaced by the "%20" URL-escape sequence that is equivalent to a space.
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Pro tip: You can use ?input=text query argument to pass text to tools.