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Re: No consensus on draft findings on Unsafe Methods (whenToUseGet-7)

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 23:45:20 -0700
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <83ACEB73-55BC-11D6-A8C1-000A27836A68@mnot.net>
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
N.B. - Reply-to set to dist-app, as that seems like a more appropriate 
place to discuss specific, non-architectural issues.

On Sunday, April 21, 2002, at 09:29  PM, Tim Bray wrote:
> BTW, I've never had a web app break when GETting because the URL
> was too long... my impression is that modern servers like Apache
> and IIS basically don't care any more.  Section 3.2.1 of HTTP 1.1
> doesn't give much help.

Intermediaries very commonly place a limit on the length of 
request-URIs, despite 3.2.1's characterisation of this behaviour as 
being typical of 'older implementations.' See [1].

1. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2001Aug/0259.html

Mark Nottingham
Received on Monday, 22 April 2002 02:45:23 UTC

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