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Re: Limit on TEXTAREA

From: <wmperry@spry.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 95 11:17 PST
Message-Id: <m0rtKHt-00000EC@monolith>
To: rbntjc@rohmhaas.com
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-talk@www10.w3.org>
Tom Cozzolino writes:
> 
> I have a CGI perl script that queries a file (via egrep) to build a
> dynamic distribution list.
> 
> When the results come back, they are piped after a <TEXTAREA> tag.  This
> works OK, unless I pipe a large (> 100KB) amount of data back.  In that
> case, the TEXTAREA box only contains a portion of the output).
> 
> I also tried just piping the output back to the dynamically-created HTML
> page.  In that case, I *do* get see all the data.
> 
> Is there some kind of hard limit to how large a TEXTAREA can be?  If so,
> is there a better way to build a user-editable list?  Thanks for any
> help.

  There is nothing in the spec that inherently limits the amount of data
that can be in a textarea.  This is a browser dependent issue.  What
browser are you using?  If its in 16 bit windows, you might be running into
the 64K chunk limit.

-Bill P.
Received on Monday, 27 March 1995 14:13:20 UTC

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