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Re: HTTP GET

From: DEWEERDT Frederik FTR&D <frederik.deweerdt@rd.francetelecom.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 17:06:26 +0200
To: Jacob Vennervald Madsen <jvm@gopinocchio.com>, www-talk <www-talk@w3.org>
Message-Id: <01061517062602.00649@silenus>
Hi,
It depends on the implementation 

To quote rfc 2616 (HTTP/1.1) :

The HTTP protocol does not place any a priori limit on the 
length of a URI. Servers MUST be able to handle the URI of 
any resource they serve, and SHOULD be able to handle URIs 
of unbounded length if they provide GET-based forms that 
could generate such URIs. A server SHOULD return 414 
(Request-URI Too Long) status if a URI is longer than the 
server can handle (see section 10.4.15). 

Note: Servers ought to be cautious about depending on URI 
lengths above 255 bytes, because some older client or proxy 
implementations might not properly support these lengths.

Le Vendredi 15 Juin 2001 15:55, Jacob Vennervald Madsen a 
écrit :
> Hi List
>
> Can anybody tell me if there is a limit to the number of
> characters you can send in an HTTP GET.
>
>
> Best regards,
> Jacob Vennervald Madsen
> Mobile Systems Developer
>
> GoPinocchio
> Norrebrogade 45
> DK-2200 Copenhagen
> www.gopinocchio.com
> +45 26750106
>
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