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    URL Character Limit (IE 5.0 + )

    My company is looking to purchase a service and one of the requirements is as follows:

    Ability to send URL strings in excess of 800 characters and that are at least 4k in size

    Is this referring to the number of characters that you can place in the address bar? I thought I heard somewhere that it was limited to 256 characters if that is the case.

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    Re: URL Character Limit (IE 5.0 + )

    A URL string can be used in a wide range of contexts - although I believe you may be right about the number of characters that can be parsed by a browser address bar. HTH
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    Re: URL Character Limit (IE 5.0 + )

    In some cases a URL is submitted through an HTML form (METHOD=GET) and if there are a lot of parameters the length can get "up there." But 800 characters is ridiculous.

    These might or might not be relevant:

    INFO: Maximum URL Length Is 2,083 Characters in Internet Explorer (Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 208427)
    INF: Http.sys Registry Settings for IIS (Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 820129)

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