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Workaround for IE URL's maximum length?

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I am trying to do a HTTPS transaction. I tried the HTTP.au3, but it doesn't work for HTTPS. So, I tried using the IE.au3. It works for some of my transactions, but then I started getting errors for some of the longer transactions (The requested action with this object has failed). Apparently, IE has a maximum URL length of 2083 characters. I can paste the same transaction into Firefox, and it works. But when I paste into IE, the entire string doesn't fit.

Any ideas on how to get around this problem?

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You can make big URLs small at tinyurl.com. Maybe you can have a function that opens an instance of IE that goes to tinyurl, submits your long URL, reads the shortened URL, and returns it.

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I tried tinyurl, and the URL returned (for the long URL) does not work in IE ("Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"). It does work in Firefox.

Has anyone been able to implement SSL with AutoIt, perhaps via the Win32 API?

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Try cUrl http://curl.haxx.se/ with run's stdin and stdout options. Or maybe switch from GET to POST method, I've never seen sites using such large query-strings in GET.

Edited by Polyphem

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