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Q on HTTP requests: POST vs GET when sending lot of data

Gian Franco
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Hi,

What happens if you send a lot of
data with a HTTP request, and instead
of using the POST method you use the
GET method?

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Gian Franco


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Mikalai Zaikin
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The posted data will be trimmed.

see GET method technical characteristics.


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