Many Internet URL records, on first examination, are difficult to interpret. This is either due to the length of the data, or the use of encoding. The ‘decode’ function performs two things:
- Decodes and replaces any standard URL encoding
- Splits the Query String into Name/Value pairs
To access the decoding function and display the decoded URL (as shown in Figure 1), right click on the record you wish to decode and select Decode URL. The query name/value pairs can also be seen in this example.