[Bug 6678] Reporting error '500 Line too long (4127; limit is 4096)' but don't know why


Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
         AssignedTo|dave.null@w3.org            |ville.skytta@iki.fi
   Target Milestone|1.0                         |---

--- Comment #1 from Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>  2009-09-17 19:16:23 ---
The reproducer URL seems to require authentication now so this can't be
verified with at the moment, but another reproducer is

The error comes from the libwww-perl library which sets maximum line length for
HTTP headers and some other things to 4096 bytes (or characters, I haven't
checked that closely).  This may not be enough in certain cases, such as the
reproducer above, which tries to set a very long cookie.  Perhaps that's the
issue with your URL as well.

I don't know if/how the validator could do anything about this right now, but
I'll look into whether bumping the default max line length somewhat in upstream
libwww-perl would be an option.

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Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:16:31 UTC