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Is there a limit to the amount of data that can be submitted in a form?

All,

I haven't been around EE for a while, but knew this would be the place to get an answer.

Is there a limit to the amount of data that can be POSTed via a form in a web page?  Is it based on number of fields?  Number of bytes (say a textarea with a boatload of text)?  What?

The question really may be related to HTTP, but I didn't find an area for that.

Thanks in advance.
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mandhjo
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KeirGordonCommented:
There is not a fixed limit per se, it depends on server settings.   <24k is usually safe, but I have done some PHP with up to 32meg posts.  Its usually not practical to pass anything too large via this method though....

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GrandSchtroumpfCommented:
... and don't forget file attachements.
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mandhjoAuthor Commented:
So it's a webserver setting then?  OK.

Regarding file attachments, are you suggesting that as an alternative for uploading large amounts of data?
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GrandSchtroumpfCommented:
> Regarding file attachments, are you suggesting that as an alternative for uploading large amounts of data?
no, just meant that file attachements (pictures, movied, PDF or other documents) can take a lot of space...
... and the POST method can include file attachements (html tag: <input type="file">).
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mandhjoAuthor Commented:
OK.  I understand.


KeirGordon -- Do you happen to know where this setting can be found in IIS?
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