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From: Brent Baisley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Too many $_GETs?
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 12:08:08 -0400

The limit on GETs is not something to do with PHP or MySQL, it's a web server standard. I forgot what the length limit is for a URL (256, 1024 ?), which is what a GET is. If you want to keep variables or information from page to page you should use sessions. You can manage sessions without using cookies.

On Apr 25, 2005, at 10:49 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

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.

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