Post request gets cut off

I have a problem with my post request in javascript.

I have the following code for sending the post request

    var xhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
        xhttp.onreadystatechange = function() 
            if (this.readyState == 4 && this.status == 200) 
        };"POST", "/deleteUser", true);
        xhttp.setRequestHeader("Content-type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded");
        xhttp.send("username=" + username);

And in my node.js express application i receive it like this

    var username = req.body.username;

Now this works perfect with normal characters (numbers and letters). But when i tried


as username it gets cut off to


I suspect it is because of the &.

My question: How do i prevent it from getting cut off.

Thanks in advance!



You need to convert the username parameter into a URI safe string, using xhttp.send("username="+encodeURIComponent(username));


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