[Seaside] Long submit problems with IE
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?
> -Carl Gundel
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