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Re: somewhat off topic: managing Win32 limits in WebDAV

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 09:36:03 +0100
Message-ID: <4940D0F3.2000306@gmx.de>
To: Mark Phillips <mphill14@harris.com>
CC: dasl list webdav <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>, WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Mark Phillips wrote:
> I need to join the other list.
> 
> I am dealing with a server side limitation. Our set up is Apache 2.2 on
> Windows XP Pro for the moment. We wrote our own client and the URL limit is
> 10,000,000. Probably excessive but there you go.
> 
> In our tests, Apache reports a 403 error but that appears to be misleading.
> Further testing reveals a "magic" limit where URI's between 249 and 260
> characters in length fail on the MKCOL command.
> 
> So our supposition is the ever-popular MAX_PATH constraint. Of course, that
> may not be the issue and we open to new info.
> ...

I guess it depends on what APR (Apache Portable Runtime) supports on 
Windows. It's quite possible that it doesn't take advantage of the more 
modern Windows APIs that do not suffer from these length restrictions.

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 11 December 2008 08:36:56 GMT

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