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Re: HTTP POST for sending large chunk of data

From: Dmitry Beransky <dberansky@ucsd.edu>
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 1999 10:23:59 -0700
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As far as I know there is nothing in either the HTML spec, CGI spec or the 
ASP spec that prevents you from passing around arbitrarily large chunks of 
data.  What you're are running against are limitations of particular 
implementations.  For example, if I'm not mistaken, on Macs and Windows the 
size of a standard text field is limited to 32K (this info may be outdated 
:), which is more than enough in 95% of the cases.  You may also run into 
size limitations on the server side.  But it's less likely.

You need to rethink your design.  If you require something so highly 
unusual, maybe a Java applet is in order.

Dmitry Beransky

At 10:10 AM 10/7/99 , Vishal Wani wrote:
>I'm trying to write a small program which sends large amount of data(String
>of size maybe 1-5MB) through HTML form and HTTP POST method.
>Can this be done ? I tried to do it using ASP and HTML form and POST method.
>But there seems to be a limitation to the size(around 80-100K) of String(in
>say textarea) I'm trying to POST.
Received on Thursday, 7 October 1999 13:21:48 UTC

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