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HTTP POST maximum size

Pho Tek
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Joined: Nov 05, 2000
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I know that a HTTP GET url has some maximum length possibly constrained by the browser url textbox or the Apache/Tomcat's server limit.

Is there a configuration in Tomcat to limit the size of HTTP POSTs ?




William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13036
Short answer NO
In SOAP applications people POST multiple megabyte data streams.
I suppose you could have your servlet look for the Content-length header and close the connection if it is too large.
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