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The following tags exist that represent HTML encoding:

× 112
× 58
× 10


The following tags exist that represent URL encoding:

× 526
× 237


The following tags exist that represent HTML entities:

× 227
× 98
× 25 - It's a specific PHP function but is closely enough related.
× 3
× 3 - What exactly is this?


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URL encoding and HTML entities are distinct topics; what is "HTML encoding?" There is the text encoding of the HTML document, and also there is converting plain text to HTML. Which of these, or both, are your first group of tags used for? If both, they should be separated. –  Kevin Reid May 18 '12 at 16:04

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Both (244) and (551) are widely used, but still require merge!

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I've finally gotten around to this. All of the stuff was already taken care of by someone else. The and tags should be merged into by a moderator (that's a lot of stuff, and I've already flooded enough with the ones I did).

All of the following tags were merged into :

If a moderator could set up a synonym html-encode <-- html-decode that would be great.

Although is an actual function in PHP, it should still be merged and synonymized into as it is encoding HTML entities, it's just a slightly different way of doing it in PHP. There's nothing particularly "special" about it that it needs its own tag.

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Following some kind of convention, I guess it would be better to define an url-encode tag, because it separates the words with a score, like html-entities and html-encode. However, it will be a lot of work to do, and I guess that at SO is preferable to use an existing tag, rather than defining a new one just for the sake of "convention". –  Guillermo Gutiérrez Jan 22 at 14:39

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