On Monday 25 April 2005 17:54, Juffermans, Jos wrote:
> As far as I know there is no limit on the amount of variables, however
> there is a limit on the length of the URL including query (I believe 256
> characters).
> Normally I would use hidden fields in a form (method POST) for this kinda
> stuff.

It's up to the server. Check the RFC 2616 (HTTP Protocol):

   The HTTP protocol does not place any a priori limit on the length of
   a URI. Servers MUST be able to handle the URI of any resource they
   serve, and SHOULD be able to handle URIs of unbounded length if they
   provide GET-based forms that could generate such URIs. A server
   SHOULD return 414 (Request-URI Too Long) status if a URI is longer
   than the server can handle (see section 10.4.15).

      Note: Servers ought to be cautious about depending on URI lengths
      above 255 bytes, because some older client or proxy
      implementations might not properly support these lengths.

> Jos
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: 25 April 2005 16:49
> To: php-db@lists.php.net
> Subject: [PHP-DB] Too many $_GETs?
> Is there a point where a link in a PHP/MySQL-based site has too many $_GET
> variables attached to it?
> I use the format "index.php?a=1&b=2&c=3&e=4" to pass variables from page to
> page, and am wondering where the limit is on such a format. Right now,
> eight variables are passed, each being one to four characters in length.
> It's the best way I know to keep varaiables alive from page to page in a
> situation where the user does not use cookies, but I'm worried that too
> many $_GETs will slow down the server, cause trouble with the page, and
> possibly cause problems that I have not yet seen.
> Comments? Suggestions?
> Thanks in advance for any feedback.
> -v-
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