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From: Stephan Bergmann <sb@ows.es>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 11:45:25 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3B2A2DAB.8DBC8631@ows.es>
To: www-talk <www-talk@w3.org>
Hi Frederik!
> 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.

I heard something about a max length of 1024 characters.
But all Apaches I have here work without any problem with
longer URIs.

But the IE 4.01 has problems with longer URIs.

 Stephan Bergmann

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