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From Kirk Bailey <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: GET line length limit?
Date Thu, 26 Dec 2002 13:55:10 GMT
Reading and learning cgi, I discovered the thing is set to 255 characters, 
although I do not know where or  how. But the Post method uses no such limit, 
and data of any length  may be sent. And in Python, it's easy.

Sorry, couldn't resist, I"M A PYTHON BIGGOT, I admit it, forgive me.

and all the data in the url counts, not just the stuff after the query '?' 

Hugh Williams wrote:
> Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
>>Hugh Williams wrote:
>>>>I know that there's a limit to how many characters a URL can include
>>>>when using a GET method for form submission.  Where (if anywhere) is
>>>>this limit set/enforced?
>>MaxRequestLine directive.
> An undocumented directive; I love it!  Any idea where I can learn more
> about this?  It's not found with any search for 'maxrequestline" (or
> "request" or "max" for that matter) at the Apache web site, nor does the
> string appear anywhere in my 1.3.27 source code files...
> hugh



              Kirk D Bailey

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