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RE: direct input limit?

From: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 18:54:30 +0200 (MEST)
To: Paul Cooper <paulcooper@digital-magic.co.uk>
cc: www-validator-css@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.63.0508241851150.21407@gnenaghyn.vaevn.se>

On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, Paul Cooper wrote:

>
> Ah, yes. Thanks guys. That'll be the problem.
> Strange they chose GET and not POST. Forgot the limit for GET was so low.

There is no limitation per RFC2616, just a de-facto limitation because of 
the bugs in some browsers (that may be replaced by newer versions without 
this bug in the future).

So I am not keen on misusing the HTTP verbs only to do a bug workaround.

  >
> Anyway. Thank you again
>
> Paul Cooper
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: www-validator-css-request@w3.org
>> [mailto:www-validator-css-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jukka K. Korpela
>> Sent: 24 August 2005 05:57
>> To: www-validator-css@w3.org
>> Cc: Paul Cooper
>> Subject: Re: direct input limit?
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>> On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
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>>> 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/
>>
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