[Seaside] Long submit problems with IE

Carl Gundel carlg at libertybasic.com
Sat Nov 10 18:15:34 UTC 2007

I've looked a little bit more into this.  I don't know how reliable this 
information is but I've seen it in a few places.  The general concensus is 
that IE limits GET form submissions to about 2000 characters.  No limits are 
placed on POST submits.  I don't know a whole heck of a lot about the 
difference between the two (which is why I use Seaside ;-).  Perhaps other 
browsers have similar mechanisms in place for GETs, but they are simply 
larger and it would just be a matter of time before the ceiling is reached 
on Firefox or Safari.


> This is a problem that has been posted about a few times, but until 
> yesterday I wasn't able to put my finger on the cause.  I'm not absolutely 
> sure why this is, but it seems that IE has some pretty draconian hard 
> coded limits in place about how long a form submit can be.  When writing 
> programs in Run BASIC on IE once a program gets to be a few thousand bytes 
> long the submit fails when trying to do anything on the page (running, 
> saving, etc.). The result is the dreaded "Internet Explorer cannot display 
> the webpage" error message.  Has anyone else here had to deal with this? 
> Is there a way to work around the problem?
> I'm using VW7.4.1 and Seaside 2.6 and Web Toolkit.  Do newer versions of 
> Seaside handle this differently?
> Thanks,
> -Carl Gundel
> http://www.runbasic.com
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