Re: overloading QUERY_STRING

Peter A. Dominguez (peter@pad.com)
Tue, 16 May 1995 20:40:26 -0400


Date: Tue, 16 May 1995 20:40:26 -0400
From: peter@pad.com (Peter A. Dominguez)
Subject: Re: overloading QUERY_STRING 
To: lwb@avaloninc.com
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
Message-Id: <peter-9504170040.AA00039338@pad>
In-Reply-To: <199505162349.SAA10148@Austin.AvalonInc.com>

>>In a previous message Peter A. Dominguez posted:
>>  
>>  I use a CGI / perl script which passes > 2k of data.  This form works fine using
>>  Mosaic and Netscape on Solaris2.4 and on Mac versions.  However under Windows 3.1
>>  the URL gets TRUNCATED.  I was told by the people at Netscape that the maximum 
>>  size for a URL in the Windows 3.1 version was hardcoded into a 'c' array and 
>>  could not be changed. (by me). 
>>  
>>  Does anyone know if Windows95 has the same problem?
>>
>>Would this have anything to do with the DOS command-line limitation of
>>256 (or, 128) characters?
>>
>>Just thinkin'
>>
>>Lance
>>
>>
>>
Thank you for your response.  The URL is well over 2,000 bytes which is why
I suspect it is not a command line problem. 
Someone at Chase Research came up with the same suggestion.

Please note I set the dos shell environment to '/E:8192'

I was told by Netscape that the QUERY_STRING presented would 'break a lot of
browsers'.

My opinion is that the environment space should only be limited by the available
memory. ( I suspect the fellow who wrote Perl might agree ).


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