Description

Returns the encoding (character set) of the Form or URL scope.

Returns

String; the character encoding of the specified scope.

Category

International functionsSystem functions

Function syntax

GetEncoding(scope_name)

See also

cfcontentcfprocessingdirectiveURLDecodeURLEncodedFormat

History

ColdFusion MX: Added this function.

Parameters

Parameter

Description

scope_name

  • Form
  • URL.

Usage

Use this function to determine the character encoding of the URL query string or the fields of a form that was submitted to the current page. The default encoding, if none has been explicitly set, is UTF-8.For more information, see www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets.

Example

<!--- This example sends the contents of two fields and interprets them as
big5 encoded text. Note that the form fields are received as URL variables because the form uses the GET method.--->
<cfcontent type="text/html; charset=big5">
<form action='#cgi.script_name#' method='get'>
<input name='xxx' type='text'>
<input name='yyy' type='text'>
<input type="Submit" value="Submit">
</form>

<cfif IsDefined("URL.xxx")>
<cfscript>
SetEncoding("url", "big5");
WriteOutput("URL.XXX is " & URL.xxx & "<br>");
WriteOutput("URL.YYY is " & URL.yyy & "<br>");
theEncoding = GetEncoding("URL");
WriteOutput("The URL variables were decoded using '" & theEncoding & "' encoding.");

WriteOutput("The encoding is " & theEncoding);
</cfscript>
</cfif>

 

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