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Re: Searches resulting in 414 Request URI too long

From: "John Hansen" <john(at)geeknet(dot)com(dot)au>
To: "Michael Fuhr" <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>,<pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Searches resulting in 414 Request URI too long
Date: 2006-01-21 08:42:52
Message-ID: 34F8F335525CB14C95CF92BE2194858E012864@pdc.geeknet.com.au (view raw or flat)
Thread:
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Should be fixed now,.... 

... John

> -----Original Message-----
> From: pgsql-www-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org 
> [mailto:pgsql-www-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Michael Fuhr
> Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 9:19 AM
> To: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: [pgsql-www] Searches resulting in 414 Request URI too long
> 
> A few times in the past day I've gotten 414 (Request URI too 
> long) errors while searching through the mailing list 
> archives.  I haven't figured out a 100% repeatable test case 
> yet, but you can eventually see what's happening by doing the 
> following:
> 
> 1. Go to http://archives.postgresql.org/
> 
> 2. Search for something (e.g., "foo").
> 
> 3. Move between result pages by clicking Next, Previous, or one of
>    the page numbers.  Do this several times and eventually the URI
>    gets excessively long.  Sometimes it happens right away but
>    sometimes it requires numerous clicks.
> 
> The A tags for the result pages' links go from something like
> 
> <a href="?q=foo&cs=utf-8&fm=on&gr=off&st=20&np=1">
> 
> to
> 
> <a 
> href="?q=foo&ul=http%3A%2F%2Farchives.postgresql.org%2Fpgsql-b
ugs%2F%25&cs=utf-8&fm=on&gr=off&st=20&np=2">
> 
> and then they get longer, with numerous instances of "ul=...".
> Eventually they get too long and the web server responds with
> 414 Request URI too long.
> 
> --
> Michael Fuhr
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