maximum length of javascript string variables

what is the maximum length of javascript string variables? im tryign to use the prototype ajax.request object to get over 400k of HTML from a url, but it seems that only part of the document is being retrieved, so im guessing the variable ran out of space or something?

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DireOrbAntConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It's platform/browser dependant. In IE, I think it's 2^31 characters. Also, the client machine will have it's own limitation, memory, speed...
All of that to say that I don't think it's a good use of AJAX to have a 400K output. So, what are you doing with the HTML? Outputing somewhere or parsing it?
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