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Internet Explorer URL Character Limit is 2,083

Today I learned that Internet Explorer limits the site of GET requests to 2,083 characters.  Any URL longer than this cannot be used by the web browser.

I can’t help but wonder where that number comes from?  The closest power is 11 (2^11=2048), which doesn’t correspond at all to this limit.  Is it arbitrary?  Other web browsers (Firefox, Safari) do not have this limitation.

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3 Responses to “Internet Explorer URL Character Limit is 2,083”

  1. Grokodile says:

    Microsoft is generally arbitrary and capricious… 😉

  2. mwilson says:

    That’s certainly true. It’s cool that you Grokodile folks take the time to check out newly submitted blogs – you have a neat site!

  3. Grokodile says:


    You’d be surprised. We probably reject more blogs than we approve… and generally all we want is real blogs with real content written by real people.

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