Website Development

Hi, it’s @okboomer1234321 on a different account. By any chance would anyone know a way to code something to encode text and decode text?

Do you mean base64?

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You should check out encodeURIComponent.

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Hi! It depends what you mean when you say ‘encode’:

  • To ‘cipher’ - make the contents secret using simple tricks and substitutions?
  • To ‘encode’ is to use a different set of characters to represent the same content in a predictable way (base64 and url encoding are both examples)
  • To ‘encrypt’ is to make the content secret using a reversible algorithm (decryption)

It depends what you’re trying to achieve. So can you tell us why you want to encode your text? :slight_smile:

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Just want to encode it so random people can’t see the messages but someone that has the website can.

This would probably be your option then.

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I’ve got a feeling that https does what you want and you don’t need to do anything special. When you access a website via https, everything you send and receive is encrypted in transit, so no-one can snoop on what you’re sending.

I suspect you don’t need to do anything.

If you want to encrypt messages (for fun) you could look at this tutorial: https://attacomsian.com/blog/nodejs-encrypt-decrypt-data

And the Node.js docs for lib/crypto: https://nodejs.org/docs/latest/api/crypto.html

HTH

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