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Re: don't use POST for big GET [was: Dictionaries in HTML ]

From: Neil Katin <katin@amorphous.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 12:46:01 -0800
Message-Id: <9602092046.AA04906@amorphous.com>
To: NED@innosoft.com, fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

Ned said:
> There are plenty of ways to approach this that do not require putting a hard
> upper limit on URL size. For example, you could say that "all implementations
> are required to support URLs at least 255 characters long and implementations
> are encouraged to support URLs of as long a length as is feasible".

You could also say that servers may not silently truncate or ignore
URLs that are beyond their implementation limit; instead they must
return a specific error (e.g. "URL too long").  This keeps
implementations from taking the lazy way out and still being able to
claim compliance with the spec.
Received on Friday, 9 February 1996 12:48:50 EST

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