Problems with Location: URI and CGI

David Crossley (
Thu, 6 Oct 1994 12:49:27 +0100

We are building a WWW application that calls consecutive CGI server scripts
before sending the results back to the client. We have one script that
handles the FORM which then calls another script which handles a call to

A problem that I have been grappling with for a while now is how to call
the second script. We have successfully done this using "Location: URI".

However long, complex queries such as that shown here get truncated after
255 (?) characters.


So my question is...

Is there a better way to call consecutive CGI scripts to avoid this problem
or is there something that I am missing?

Thanks for your help.

David Crossley - Geographic Information Systems Manager GPO Box 787
email: Canberra ACT 2601
phone: +61 6 274 1139 fax: +61 6 274 1333 Australia

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