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%20 vs.  

Is there a best practice rule for using %20 rather than a non-breaking space?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Consider that %20 is just an ordinary space, expressed with URL encoding. It's not an HTML character entity code.

But   is a character entity code, and for "non-breaking space", which is different from a normal space in that it is treated for text-flow purposes as if it was a printing character.

So the choice between these should be easy as they have different practical uses, and are intended for different situations.