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URL-encode according to RFC 1738 (PHP 4, PHP 5)
string rawurlencode ( string str )

Encodes the given string according to » RFC 1738.



The URL to be encoded.

Return Values

Returns a string in which all non-alphanumeric characters except -_. have been replaced with a percent (%) sign followed by two hex digits. This is the encoding described in » RFC 1738 for protecting literal characters from being interpreted as special URL delimiters, and for protecting URLs from being mangled by transmission media with character conversions (like some email systems).


Example 2574. including a password in an FTP URL

echo '<a href="ftp://user:', rawurlencode('foo @+%/'),

The above example will output:

<a href="">

Or, if you pass information in a PATH_INFO component of the URL:

Example 2575. rawurlencode() example 2

echo '<a href="/"color: #007700">,
rawurlencode('sales and marketing/Miami'), '">';

The above example will output:

<a href="/">