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[REBOL] Re: read bug? probably not! - solved

From: gchiu::compkarori::co::nz at: 4-May-2001 9:54

On Thu, 03 May 2001 14:57:20 -0500 Brian Hawley <[brian--hawley--net]> wrote:
> Well, that may be an error in Apache. It should return a > 414 (Request-URI Too Long). I suppose it's possible that > the excessively long URL got mangled in transit, though. > > The HTTP standard warns against relying on URLs longer > than > 255 characters to work consistently. Something about > older > routers, proxies and servers (read, most ones out there) > not > being able to handle them. They suggest posting instead.
I think this is the problem. I used the same script with a different ISP and it no longer fails. Trouble is, the script works with my dial up ISP, but not my broadband ISP :-( I'll have to change to using POST instead. -- Graham Chiu