[Zope] problem with a form in IE 7

C baiewola at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 08:40:00 EST 2008

It turns out that Internet Explorer doesn't like it when you pass more than
141 form variables with a single submit. Our site collects employment
applications and once we hit 142 applications the page broke for anyone
using IE7 on XP.

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 10:17 AM, C <baiewola at gmail.com> wrote:

> We are running Zope 2.9.8 on Macintosh OS X Server 10.5.5 behind Apache
> 2.x.
> I am having a problem when trying to submit one of my forms in IE 7.  This
> only happens on Windows XP and it only started happening recently (we think
> in the past week).
> The form contains several select boxes.  When the user selects a value from
> one of the select boxes, it submits the form and processes the selection.
> The error I receive is an IE error that says:    "Internet Explorer Cannot
> Display the Webpage".
> And for some reason, all of my selectbox values are showing in the URL as
> parameters.   This is not supposed to happen.   If I remove the parameters
> from the URL line and press enter, it works fine.
> I have another page that works similar to this one (with multiple select
> boxes that submit the form upon selection), that doesn't experience the same
> problem.
> I even changed my form action to go to a plain html page, and it still
> tries to pass all of my form variables in the URL string.
> I went to Microsoft's trouble shooting page for this error.  I've tried
> deleting my browser history, clearing out any cached items, and also
> re-starting IE without "Add-Ons".  The server has been restarted as well.
> None of these options have resolved the issue.
> Neither the Apache log nor the Zope error log shows these errors.
> Has anyone encountered this problem?  If so, what have you done to resolve
> the issue?
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