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Kevin Baker
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I'm having some issues with IE; I'm constructing a pretty large response and submitting it to another jsp to store that my data in to an Access Database. Well, in Netscape everything works fine but when submitted with IE the last half of the values are lost and committed to the database as "null" values.
I'm assuming I am hitting some buffer size limit for IE but I tried using a directive to increase the buffer size, but no luck.
If someone could help I would be very grateful
Thank You
-Kevin
 
David O'Meara
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OK, I'll have a go at this.
Firstly, the buffer directive exists at the server side and I don't believe it has anything to do with your problem.
My guess is that you are using HTTP GET to send data from the client to the server. There is an upper limit to the amount of data that can be sent this way, but the actual value depends on too many things (browsers, proxies, app and web servers etc). A basic rule is (from memory) 256 chars, as specified in RFC 2616.
Have you tried to use POST rather than GET? The size allowed is theoretically unbounded. (sometimes limitted by servers to a meg or two)
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chanoch wiggers
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can I also suggest that you break up your form into a wizard style thing so that if that the user feels like they are getting somewhere rather than spending 14 hours filling the form in and then finding the session is lost or they are called away and the information is lost, etc
 
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