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unescape Method

Returns as decoded string from a String object encoded with the escape method.

function unescape(charString : String) : String


Required. A String object or literal to be decoded.


The unescape method returns a string value that contains the contents of charString. All characters encoded with the %xx hexadecimal form are replaced by their ASCII character set equivalents.

Characters encoded in %uxxxx format (Unicode characters) are replaced with the Unicode character with hexadecimal encoding xxxx.

Note   The unescape method should not be used to decode Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI). Use decodeURI and decodeURIComponent methods instead.


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See Also

DecodeURI Method | decodeURIComponent Method | escape Method | String Object

Applies To: Global Object