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maximum length querystring

Hi

What is the maximum possible length of querystring?

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Karan Gupta
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EyalCommented:
Servers should be cautious about depending on URI (which includes URLs) lengths above 255 bytes, because some older client or proxy implementations may not properly support these lengths.
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KaranGuptaAuthor Commented:
Hi Eyal

Thanks for the response. What about the current browsers?

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Karan Gupta
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KaranGuptaAuthor Commented:
Hi Eyal

I have already seen that link. But query is

1. Is this information correct?
2. For the safari browser it is written - "At least 80,000 characters will work. I stopped testing after 80,000 characters." How can I get the exact data in case of safari?

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Karan Gupta
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EyalCommented:
it's a very bad practice to use so long URI, use post instead
are you sure the server that handles that requests can get so long query strings?
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KaranGuptaAuthor Commented:
HI Eyal

No even I don't think that it is a good idea to use such a long querystring, but atleast I should have a correct data browserwise and versionwise.


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Karan Gupta
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EyalCommented:
sorry don't know the real limits of the safari browser
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KaranGuptaAuthor Commented:
Hi Eyal

Thanks for your support. I wait for some other experts to answer it. Thanks once again.

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Karan Gupta
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Microsoft says the length is 2083 bytes for all version of IE and Windows 7.  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q208427
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