Text: Unencode URL from HTML

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Use this action to convert an escaped URL back to text. Escaped URLs are used in the browser when navigating to URL.

Example Result
quick%20brown%20fox quick brown fox
Quick%21%20Brown%2C%20fox%21 Quick! Brown, fox!
quick%20brown%20fox%0AQuick%20Brown%20Fox quick brown fox
Quick Brown Fox

To escape a URL is to encode it in a format your web browser can understand. It is the practice of replacing special characters like spaces, ampersands, or exclamation marks with unique codes like %20 or %21. To unescape a URL is to remove this special formatting, and return the text back to it’s original, unformatted style. To learn more about escaping URLs or URL encoding, consider starting at this HTML URL Encoding Reference resource.

How to configure this action

When configuring this action, enter a string or reference a field in the Source Text field configuration. How do I reference a field?

Fields for this action

  • Source Text

    • The string to perform the operation on. Enter text or reference a Catalytic text field.
  • Output field prefix

    • To help keep output fields organized, choose an output field prefix to add to the beginning of each output field name as this action may output more than one field.

What will this output?

This action may generate multiple fields. To help keep output fields organized, the prefix above will be added to the beginning of each of the output field names, separated by two dashes. Each field will result as:{{output-field-prefix--output-field}}.

Output fields for this action

  • Resulting Text

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