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Request-URI Too Long
The address (URL) is longer than the web server will accept.
Request-URI Too Long
The Web server is refusing to service the request because the requested URL address is too long.
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Error messages will differ depending on the web server and if replaced by the web site designers.
Frequency is relative to other Internet warnings and errors.
Solutions and Fixes
Fix Web Address
While most addresses are quite short, often web pages will pass data values to another page at the end of the address. You often see these in the form:
http://www.SomeSite.com?value1=Text string&value2=3&value3=A longer text string...
Perhaps one of these values is too long. If you just completed a form, you might return and reduce the amount of text if possible.
FaultWire Staff Posted: 26-Oct-2008
You might notify the webmaster about the issue. Include the error number and the address (URL) where the error occurred along with any other relevant details.
Many sites use an email address in the form email@example.com where you replace sitename.com with the web sites address (don't include a www). Keep in mind with the amount of spam, they may use a different address and/or it might get ignored. Check the websites' contact information to get reliable contact information.
FaultWire Staff Posted: 8-Oct-2008
The server is refusing to service the request because the Request-URI is longer than the server is willing to interpret. This rare condition is only likely to occur when a client has improperly converted a POST request to a GET request with long query information, when the client has descended into a URI "black hole" of redirection (e.g., a redirected URI prefix that points to a suffix of itself), or when the server is under attack by a client attempting to exploit security holes present in some servers using fixed-length buffers for reading or manipulating the Request-URI.
"414 Request-URI Too Long" is supported by most Web Servers.
The four hundred series of errors indicate something was sent to the remote web server incorrectly.
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