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Java - encodeURIComponent equivalent in JavaScript

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Using Java sometimes it is necessar to encode some data to send inside url. In JavaScript is avaialble encodeURIComponent function. What has been shown below:

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

var text = 'Hi! How are you? Dangerous characters: ?#&';
var encodedText = encodeURIComponent(text);


Note: check decodeURIComponent here.

1. Java encodeURIComponent equivalent example file:

package com.dirask.examples;


public class URIEncoder {
    private static final String[][] CHARACTERS = {
        { "\\+", "%20" },
        { "\\%21", "!" },
        { "\\%27", "'" },
        { "\\%28", "(" },
        { "\\%29", ")" },
        { "\\%7E", "~" }

    public static String encodeURIComponent(String text) 
        throws UnsupportedEncodingException {

        String result = URLEncoder.encode(text, "UTF-8"); // StandardCharsets.UTF_8

        for(String[] entry : CHARACTERS) {
            result = result.replaceAll(entry[0], entry[1]);

        return result;
} file:

package com.dirask.examples;


public class Program {

    public static void main(String[] args) 
        throws UnsupportedEncodingException {

        String text = "Hi! How are you? Dangerous characters: ?#&";
        String encodedText = URIEncoder.encodeURIComponent(text);





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