A literal string refers to the text between the opening and closing tag of an HTML control. HTML encoding is when text is converted into a string representation that the browser will display rather than interpret as HTML. Characters such as the question mark (?), ampersand (&), slash mark (/), and spaces might be truncated or corrupted by some browsers, so those characters must be encoded when they appear in a tags or in query strings.
The HtmlDecodeLiterals method is called by the ASP.NET page framework during parsing and is not intended to be called directly in you code.
Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)