[Mongrel] Request URI Length Override

Gregg Pollack greggpollack at gmail.com
Sat Sep 30 12:24:38 EDT 2006

If someone can show me how to invoke a POST request using ONLY
javascript, I'm all ears.  You can't use any HTML (since the request
is going to be coming from someone elses website), you can only use
javascript to construct and send a the request, you can't include any
external libraries, and the javascript is limited to around 256

There's a challenge for ya ;-)


On 9/29/06, snacktime <snacktime at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/29/06, Gregg Pollack <greggpollack at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Please help,
> >
> >      Does anyone know how to override the Mongrel request URI limits
> > built in?  I know it was set at a 512 byte limit, but my application
> > will not work with this in place.
> >
> >      Why do I need a larger limit?  I've written a rails application
> > that uses a bookmarklet to send large amounts of data from site to
> > site.  The only way to do this is (and keep it cross browser
> > compatible) is by building and sending a large URI.
> I'm sure it's right there in the source, just search for the string
> 512.  It's probably in mongrel.rb or defined in a file in the
> ext/http11 directory.  But why do you think that is the only way to
> keep it cross browser compatible?  I can't imagine that being true, as
> what you are doing is considered bad practice and prone to causing
> problems for you down the road.
> Chris
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