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From: Daniel Stenberg via curl-library <>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2023 16:44:16 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 17 May 2023, Benjamin Herrenschmidt via curl-library wrote:

> And more specifically by the 8KB limit applied to the cookier headers.

Back again, having done some more thinking.

The main problem with upping this limit is that a typical user don't know what
the maximum allowed line length in the other end is. The limit was introduced
because it was noticed that (some) servers will treat a too long line as a
serious error and repond with a 400.

If curl receives a set of cookies that combined needs TOO_LONG bytes to get
sent over the wire, and it gets a 400 back, then curl is pretty much stuck and
can't do anything against that server without some actions or when enough
number of cookies expire...!

So: not an easy limit to toy around with.

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Received on 2023-05-17