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urlencode filter missing ? #17

harobed opened this Issue Mar 8, 2011 · 6 comments


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harobed commented Mar 8, 2011


in List of Builtin Filters ( I don't found "urlencode" filter. It's a missing ?

I don't understand, in jinja1 this filter exists :

Do you have some comment about that ?



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razamatan commented May 16, 2011

why not make your own? while making it, take care to understand how urllib.urlencode, urllib.quote and urllib.quote_plus are related.

for me, i ended up making a function that can be used as both a filter and callable function (done for a flask app):

def urlencode(uri, **query):
   parts = list(urlparse.urlparse(uri))
   q = urlparse.parse_qs(parts[4])
   parts[4] = urllib.urlencode(q)
   return urlparse.urlunparse(parts)
app.jinja_env.globals['urlencode'] = urlencode

used in a template as a function:

{% set vendor_url = urlencode('', q=adset.keyword.text) %}

used in a template as a filter:

{% set vendor_url = '' % querytext %}
{{ vendor_url|urlencode }}

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harobed commented May 16, 2011

why not make your own ?

Because jinja2 have already many buildin filters ( and urlencode is a classic feature whose can be appended in builin filters.



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radekstepan commented Aug 11, 2011



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marians commented Apr 27, 2012

Would be nice if this could be committed to the main release. It's something one would expect in a template system as complete as jinja2.


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marians commented Apr 27, 2012

@radekstepan @gfuchedzhy I have the impression that it's not as simple as passing the string/Markup through quote or quote plus. In my case, this caused unicode problems in quote_plus. It seems as if unicode has to be encoded to utf-8 to work well with quote_plus(). Here is my solution:

def urlencode_filter(s):
    if type(s) == 'Markup':
        s = s.unescape()
    s = s.encode('utf8')
    s = urllib.quote_plus(s)
    return Markup(s)

@mitsuhiko mitsuhiko closed this May 20, 2013

npigeon pushed a commit to npigeon/mediagoblin that referenced this issue Nov 19, 2013

Provide jinja2 urlencode filter
Astonishingly, the great jinja2 does not provide a builtin urlquote filter,
although it is obviously needed. (jina1 had one) This is:

Provide an urlencode filter, based on werkzeug's url_quote_plus function.
This is dead easy to implement and gives us all the freedom we want.

Signed-off-by: Sebastian Spaeth <>

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jace commented Feb 13, 2015

For anyone who stumbles on this looking for a urlencode filter, it was added back in 2012 in 06a8b1c and 5145401. Discussion in #85.

It's called urlencode and not urlquote, urlquoteplus, urlquote_plus or urlescape (adding these for anyone else landing via search).

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