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Re: new issue: URI length limitations

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 10:41:20 +0200
To: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>, "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tz2s26g364w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:05:02 +0200, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
> Clients, however, are not so well-covered, and that's where a lot of the  
> pain I see comes from; some mainstream browsers limit URIs to 1k or  
> less, IIRC, and in some cases they require far smaller URIs. Mobile  
> browsers are particularly painful to work with, some limiting URIs to  
> 256 bytes or less.

Note that a lot of clients also allow way longer URIs than that. This was  
introduced for data: URIs.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 12 October 2007 08:41:22 UTC

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