phranque - 10:25 am on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0) Microsoft Internet Information (Server) but techman was asking about titles, so only have this to offer:
kamikaze, that is actually really interesting information:
My early attempts to measure the maximum URL length in web browsers bumped into a server URL length limit of approximately 4,000 characters, after which Apache produces a "413 Entity Too Large" error. I used the current up to date Apache build found in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. The official Apache documentation only mentions an 8,192-byte limit on an individual field in a request.
The default limit is 16,384 characters (yes, Microsoft's web server accepts longer URLs than Microsoft's web browser). This is configurable.
there is no length limit on titles per se.
i believe the practical limit for what is typically displayed on a search engine results page is 60-65 characters.
Microsoft Internet Information (Server)
but techman was asking about titles, so only have this to offer: