Microsoft® JScript®
escape Method
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Encodes String objects so they can be read on all computers.

The charstring argument is a String object to be encoded.

The escape method returns a new String object (in Unicode format) that contains the contents of charstring. All spaces, punctuation, accented characters, and any other non-ASCII characters are replaced with %xx encoding, where xx is equivalent to the hexadecimal number representing the character. For example, a space is returned as "%20."

Characters with a value greater than 255 are stored using the %uxxxx format.