Re: URL lengths

Alexsander Totic (
Thu, 17 Mar 1994 19:39:45 --100

> Are there any (known) limits on the lenghts of URLs? Im working on
> something right now that needs to encrypt a LOT of information into a
> 302 redirect and it appears to cause problems if the line gets too
> long.
There are no limits on the length of URL in HTML. But in libwww, the MIME
header parsing code seems to limit the length of any field value to 256.
This means that your redirect_url gets truncated. I could not confirm
this, since MacMosaic does not support forms yet. If anyone patches it,
can you mail the patch to me?


Aleksandar Totic        -- MacMosaic developer --
Software Development Group      National Center for Supercomputing Applications