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How complex are your URL querystrings? And how do you encode it? Also, do you validate it?

patarapolw profile image Pacharapol Withayasakpunt ・1 min read

Does it have

  • Unicode? non-ASCII characters? (e.g. CJK, cyrillic, Thai)
  • Arrays? (I know there are multiple ways, but standard or "should do" is???)
  • Integers?
  • Booleans?

What about logging on the server? Is it human-readable?

I know there is Rison, but I don't think it is popular...

Also, encodeURIComponent is neither strict, nor as lenient as possible...

This is the thought to another topic. I realized that max safe length of URL encoded GET or DELETE might be around 2000 characters. But, what is really the "SHOULD NOT exceed" length?

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ryanfiller

It’s not exactly the point of my post, but I wrote a little bit about the built-ins browsers provide for en/decoding params here.