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RE: [GNATSWeb] URL length limitation in IE

From: Stuart Stevens
Subject: RE: [GNATSWeb] URL length limitation in IE
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 13:20:45 -0800


I have noticed that is more restrictive than GNATS in regards to
field names.  The 4.0 uses "\w" which is alphanumeric plus the
underline.  This created problems with saving queries when fields have a
dash in the name.  Below I see that you have added the dash.  GNATS allows
just about any character except  space, equals, semicolon, colon and greater
than ( " =;:>" ).  Actually I think that GNATS allows even some of these

Should GNATS be restricted to "(\w|-)" or some restricted set or should
gnatsweb be enhanced to support additional characters ([^ =;:>])?


-----Original Message-----
From: address@hidden
[mailto:address@hidden On Behalf
Of Dieperink Alwin
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 11:12 AM
To: 'Tim Buck'
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: RE: [GNATSWeb] URL length limitation in IE

Hello Tim,

It can be solved by removing empty parameters from the query url. This was
done partially and inconsistently. Just follow these steps to change your

1) Add this function:
sub strip_empty_params
  my ($url) = @_;
  $url =~ s/(\w|-)+=;//g;
  return $url;

2) Change every occurence of "$q->self_url()" with
exception in: my ($query_string) = strip_empty_params($q->self_url() =~
remove eventual lines like "$query_string =~ s/(\w|-)+=;//g;" following the
changed line

3) idem with this line in sub store_query:
my $query_string = $q->query_string();

-- Alwin

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Buck [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: mercredi, 26. janvier 2005 22:44
To: address@hidden
Subject: [GNATSWeb] URL length limitation in IE

Has anyone found a way to get around Internet Explorer's 2083
character URL length limitation in GNATSWeb? (besides not using
IE -- some of my users would revolt if I took that option away).

2083 seems like a lot, but when doing Advanced Queries the column
names and such add up very quickly!

Tim Buck * Information Technology Manager * Recognition Research, Inc.
PHONE +1 540 961-6500 * FAX +1 540 961-3568 * EMAIL address@hidden
No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the
American People -- P. T. Barnum

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