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'open URL' script statement - apparent browser limits on url length

Question asked by TomPingel on Apr 27, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 27, 2013 by TomPingel

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'open URL' script statement - apparent browser limits on url length

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     I am using 'open URL' to 'post' data to a web-site. My script creates the URL for doing this. The browser (both FireFox and Safari) returns a 'Request URL too long' for some postings. It seems there is a limit to the url length the browsers will accept, although I have not been able to confirm.

      

     I could 'script' around this using multiple 'open URL' statements each posting part of the data, but each 'open URL' statement creates a new tab in FireFox. Have not tested on the Windows side but suspect the same result.

      

     Is there a way to suppress the 'new tab' result when using the 'open URL' script step?  An 'endless' list of tabs to get the data posted is unacceptable to my users.

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