(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

rawurlencodeURL-encode according to RFC 3986


rawurlencode ( string $str ) : string

Encodes the given string according to » RFC 3986.



The URL to be encoded.

Valorile întoarse

Returns a string in which all non-alphanumeric characters except -_.~ have been replaced with a percent (%) sign followed by two hex digits. This is the encoding described in » RFC 3986 for protecting literal characters from being interpreted as special URL delimiters, and for protecting URLs from being mangled by transmission media with character conversions (like some email systems).


Prior to PHP 5.3.0, rawurlencode encoded tildes (~) as per » RFC 1738.

Istoricul schimbărilor

Versiune Descriere
5.3.4 Tilde characters are no longer encoded when rawurlencode() is used with EBCDIC strings.
5.3.0 Now conforms to » RFC 3986.


Example #1 including a password in an FTP URL

echo '<a href="ftp://user:'rawurlencode('foo @+%/'),

Exemplul de mai sus va afișa:

<a href="ftp://user:foo%20%40%2B%25%[email protected]/x.txt">

Or, if you pass information in a PATH_INFO component of the URL:

Example #2 rawurlencode() example 2

echo '<a href="http://example.com/department_list_script/',
rawurlencode('sales and marketing/Miami'), '">';

Exemplul de mai sus va afișa:

<a href="http://example.com/department_list_script/sales%20and%20marketing%2FMiami">

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