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    decodeURIComponent()

    Summary

    The decodeURIComponent() method decodes a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) component previously created by encodeURIComponent or by a similar routine.

    Syntax

    decodeURIComponent(encodedURI)

    Parameters

    encodedURI
    An encoded component of a Uniform Resource Identifier.

    Description

    Replaces each escape sequence in the encoded URI component with the character that it represents.

    Examples

    Decoding a Cyrillic URL component

    decodeURIComponent("JavaScript_%D1%88%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%BB%D1%8B");
    // "JavaScript_шеллы"
    

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    ECMAScript 3rd Edition. Standard Initial definition.
    ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
    The definition of 'decodeURIComponent' in that specification.
    Standard  
    ECMAScript 6 (ECMA-262)
    The definition of 'decodeURIComponent' in that specification.
    Draft  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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    Document Tags and Contributors

    Last updated by: fscholz,
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