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Re: direct input limit?

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 07:57:20 +0300 (EEST)
To: www-validator-css@w3.org
Cc: Paul Cooper <paulcooper@digital-magic.co.uk>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.63.0508240751330.27984@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> Sounds like you are using Internet Explorer or similar which indeed
> does not submit forms using GET if there is more than a certain amount
> of data (~2K IIRC).

According to Microsoft, the limit is 2,083 characters for a URL and
2,048 characters ("2K") for a path inside a URL:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q208427

This implies that using the GET method, there is an upper limit for the 
amount data. The exact limit depends on the form, since the URL in the 
action attribute and names of fields as well as punctuation required by 
the syntax affect the length of the URL that the browser constructs upon 
submission.

-- 
Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Wednesday, 24 August 2005 04:57:28 GMT

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