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can GET be used to send data as large as POST

comparison of get and post methods for html forms

     
2:28 pm on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You hardly ever see people use GET to send large amounts information - say, an entire forum post. Is there some reason behind that? I have a situation where GET seems to be the only method I can use. Is it OK to use GET to send about 256kb (or even 512kb) of data?

I went on [w3.org...] and it didnt say anything about GETting too much information. The data I want to send is not private/cant be malicious since I am going to be the only one using it. I just want confirmation that it is OK from someone who knows more about this than myself.

4:30 pm on June 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The limit for GET is dependent on too many factors - each client and each server determines the limit, but it can be fairly low, so you should not plan on sending large amounts of data

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4:33 pm on June 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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> I have a situation where GET seems to be the only method I can use

What's the situation - we might be able to help you shed some light on alternatives..

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> What's the situation - we might be able to help you shed some light on alternatives..

I think I will use the javascript submit to send post data and make hidden form fields.

 

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