In other words, I want the query string to be:
var url = 'http://www.somesite.com/?somequery=';
url += escape('?key=value1&key2=value2');
window.location = url;
encodeURIComponent will work. (You may or may not want the leading ‘?’, depending on what the script is expecting.)
var c= 'd e' var query= '?a=b&c='+encodeURIComponent(c); var uri= 'http://www.example.com/script?query='+encodeURIComponent(query); window.location= uri;
Takes me to:
When you hover over that it may appear once-decoded in the browser's status bar, but you will end up in the right place.
escape/unescape() is the wrong thing for encoding query parameters, it gets Unicode characters and pluses wrong. There is almost never a case where escape() is what you really need.