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Limit on arguments passed to window.location.href

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Hi,

I'm writing some JavaScript code.
I have to pass a faily long string as an argument
to window.location.href in the form:

window.location.href = commandbar.asp?nav_btn=nav_btn_SaveRecord&LocalVersion=5&nOrginatorID=10&nSubstateID=7 etc...

This line fails in IE4 with the following error message:
"Invalid pointer"

Any ideas?
thanks,
ralph
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by:rakhras
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by:sybe
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i am not sure, you might try to use urlencode:

window.location.href=escape("commandbar.asp?......")


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by:rakhras
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sybe,

i forgot to mention that i already escape() my string.

ralph.
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by:Michel Plungjan
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1. if you also have No Such Interface supported errors you have a sick IE4 try http://www.ie4.mcmail.com/ for a fix

Also search for *16.dll - if you find vscrpt16.dll and
jscrpt16.dll you need to reinstall IE4.01 so you get
VBSCRIPT.DLL and JSCRIPT.DLL and the latest scripting engine (3.01?)

2. Shorten your variables, assuming the error goes away when the URL is short enough

3. (Use a hidden form and) submit it with post instead
<FORM NAME="HIDFORM" ACTION="commandbar.asp" METHOD="POST">
<INPUT NAME="nav_btn" TYPE="HIDDEN" VALUE="">
</FORM>
<SCRIPT>
document.HIDFORM.nav_btn.value = 'nav_btn_SaveRecord&LocalVersion=5&nOrginatorID=10&nSubstateID=7 etc...'
document.HIDFORM.submit();
</SCRIPT>

This is assuming you do not want to submit the original form...

Michel
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by:rakhras
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Michel,

We just finished trying a variation of your third suggestion
(i.e. using post and submit) and it worked fine.
If you want the points, you can answer the question now.

thanks,
ralph

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Thanks ralph!
I am glad it worked
Michel
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