Re: Limit on TEXTAREA
Mon, 27 Mar 1995 15:37:17 +0500

Tom Cozzolino writes:
> I have a CGI perl script that queries a file (via egrep) to build a
> dynamic distribution list.
> When the results come back, they are piped after a <TEXTAREA> tag. This
> works OK, unless I pipe a large (> 100KB) amount of data back. In that
> case, the TEXTAREA box only contains a portion of the output).
> I also tried just piping the output back to the dynamically-created HTML
> page. In that case, I *do* get see all the data.
> Is there some kind of hard limit to how large a TEXTAREA can be? If so,
> is there a better way to build a user-editable list? Thanks for any
> help.

There is nothing in the spec that inherently limits the amount of data
that can be in a textarea. This is a browser dependent issue. What
browser are you using? If its in 16 bit windows, you might be running into
the 64K chunk limit.

-Bill P.