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Size Of QUERY_STRING

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I am using C language to write my CGI program.
what is the maximum size for QUERY_STRING?
How can i increase the size for QUERY_STRING?
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by:ozo
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It depends on whatever limits the server or the browser impose.
If this is a problem, you may be able to avoid those limits by using POST instead of GET.
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query string have a max of 256 characters... no way to expand. posting your data via post instead of get gives your lots more info but the data is only a query string if its a ? in the browser used by the get form posting method. there is now way to increase this unfortunatley
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by:ozo
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tree123, are your query strings being limited to 256 characters by your browser or by your server?
Most allow a lot more.  Which versions are you using?
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by:tree123
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the limitation is from the browser as it actually has to be able to support the number of letters that follow the ?. i didn't know about support for longer strings, but i stick to the old school code where possible to keep everyone happy. if you know of a good online link for ssi related issues let me know. :-)
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