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When we really need to encoding URL since we can easily decode it using decoder?

"URL encoding replaces unsafe ASCII characters with a "%" followed by two hexadecimal digits." What's the meaning "unsafe ASCII characters"? could u give more additional explanation about "inject code via the URL" related to encoding URL? Please give real sample when we really need to encoding URL.

14th Oct 2017, 2:06 PM
Adi Pratama, S.Kom.
Adi Pratama, S.Kom. - avatar
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Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a thing. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-site_scripting Also, things like whitespace have to be represented as a %20, because URLs can't have whitespace.
14th Oct 2017, 2:02 PM
LunarCoffee - avatar
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So anyone with even basic skills wouldn't be able to just inject code via the URL.
14th Oct 2017, 1:52 PM
LunarCoffee - avatar