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    decodeURI()

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    Summary

    The decodeURI() function decodes a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) previously created by encodeURI or by a similar routine.

    Syntax

    decodeURI(encodedURI)

    Parameters

    encodedURI
    A complete, encoded Uniform Resource Identifier.

    Description

    Replaces each escape sequence in the encoded URI with the character that it represents, but does not decode escape sequences that could not have been introduced by encodeURI. The character “#” is not decoded from escape sequences.

    Examples

    Decoding a Cyrillic URL

    decodeURI("https://developer.mozilla.org/ru/docs/JavaScript_%D1%88%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%BB%D1%8B");
    // "https://developer.mozilla.org/ru/docs/JavaScript_шеллы"
    

    Specifications

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