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parameter name / value length issue

Lidia Cyc

Joined: Aug 05, 2003
Posts: 25

i do know that there is a length limit of the url (255 chars), so i can't use GET, because i have to pass a high number of parameters, which names are 9 chars long and values are 21 chars long.

i'm wondering if there are any limits on the parameter name/value length, or a total length/size of parameters that can be passed without being truncated by server, or something like this....

i can't find in api that there is any limit, but still, if my app designed the way it needs to pass a lot of parameters with long names (9 chars) and long values (21 chars).

can this cause problems?

if not, is it a good taste to build app that can use POST request only?

Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 33127

It's ok to just use the POST request.

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