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HTML for problem

HTML for problem

(OP)
Hi, we are trying to implement a web based claims app on our HP-UX box. When submitting the main html form using method=post it just hangs, When using method=get it works, but "URI too long" error. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

RE: HTML for problem

I would guess that the URI is too long.

You may find joy posting in the specific forum for the scripting language (ASP, PHP, CGI, CFM, etc) that processes the form input. Your server and your programming needs to be configured to handle the amount of data you are passing through the form.

RE: HTML for problem

Without knowing exactly what happens upon submission its hard to offer any type of suggestion. What do you do with the submitted data?

The error you get from submitting via GET suggests you are submitting either lots of information or a lot of fields. GET uses the URL string to pass the values and while there is no direct limit, some proxies may impose one, and servers may have troubles with urls exceeding 2000 characters

So the question remains, what are you doing with all the posted information when you get it. Your processing script is likely getting hung up with all the data.

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RE: HTML for problem

(OP)
It looks like the problem is when the form is submitted there is WAY to much information being sent back. Is there a way to only send "changed" data?

Thanks

RE: HTML for problem

Your guess is better than ours, especially as there has been no explanation of what data is being collected and how it is being processed (ASP, PHP, CGI, CFM, etc?).

RE: HTML for problem

(OP)
The data is basic form data, dropdown boxes, text fields some hidden fields. Being processed through CGI scripts.

RE: HTML for problem

You appear to have an error in your CGI script at line 122. bigsmile

RE: HTML for problem

(OP)
I guess I'll head over to the CGI forum

RE: HTML for problem

Its hard to provide any suggestions when you tell us nothing.

Can you limit what is being sent? Yes, how you do that? Well you could use JS script that checks for modifications in your data.

You are asking us to guess at this point.

BTW, spamjim's post was a joke. There's no way to know what your CGI is doing because you have not told us.

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Phil AKA Vacunita
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Ignorance is not necessarily Bliss, case in point:
Unknown has caused an Unknown Error on Unknown and must be shutdown to prevent damage to Unknown.

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