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#12461 - 12/08/00 04:44 AM "Bad Request"  
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I was just given this screen, every time I tried to change
to the next or previous thread, or anywhere.
Has anyone else ever had one of these, and can anyone tell me what it means? I ended up closing AWADtalk, and re-opened it immediately with no further problems.
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Bad Request
Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.
Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.
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Since I'm sort of ranting anyway, I'll go ahead and say that I tried threaded mode again today, and still can't make any sense of it. There's nothing to read except the
headings, and they're indented weirdly all over the place, and the dates aren't in order! I clicked on one heading and thus managed to find an actual post, but only the one.
Do y'all mean to tell me that in threaded mode you have to
open every single post??? What a pain! Give me the
Flat, I'm staying on the Flat, fie on the Threaded!

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Added edit: I've seen a couple of mentions of getting that
'page cannot be displayed' screen. Just thought I'd put that, when I get that here, I click the back arrow and then
try again--it just about always works. Also, sometimes--maybe half the time--if the screen is taking a really long time to change, I'll hit Stop, then try again and it changes quickly.




#12462 - 12/08/00 05:17 AM Re: "Bad Request"  
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I was just given this screen, every time I tried to change
to the next or previous thread, or anywhere.


Yup. I've been getting that a lot lately. In my case, it will suddenly pipe up with
We were unable to process your request. Reason
One of the required fields was not filled in.

It seems to happen if I'm here for an hour or more, and the only way I can get back in is to shut down my browser, completely delete all my cookies, and clear my internet history, then login afresh. I have a handy batch file that empties all the relevant folders for me, but that requires rebooting to DOS, so I normally do that when the message comes up - a real pain in the ask anybody.



#12463 - 12/08/00 08:00 AM Re: "Bad Request"  
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Ditto here. The reason seems to be that the Wordsmith server is looking for information which our ISPs' servers are not providing every time. That is resulting in a flurry of cookies requests being made. Ony 250 cookies can be stored at any one time. On my PC at work, pages are preceded by screeds of HTML with cookie references in them. The only way I've found to work around it is to shut the browser down and start it again.

Maxie, it may be that we see this a lot because the Internet pipeline in and out of NZ is so narrow and data packets are getting held up and timing out. Blame Telecom NZ - I do, for everything!



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#12464 - 12/08/00 09:17 PM Re: "Bad Request"  
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when my browser starts telling me that i have a Bad Request, it also complains about cookies.

see also
http://wordsmith.org/board/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=announcements&Number=6079&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5


#12465 - 12/08/00 10:33 PM Re: "Bad Request"  
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Thanks to Xara for the link to previous problems. I believe that it's an HTML problem, and one that should be readily fixable since the problem is so obvious and widespread.

May Jackie can con Anu into getting his guru to look at it.

CK



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#12466 - 12/09/00 11:58 PM Re: "Bad Request"  
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I haven't had any Bad Request notes. I have been having some major freeze-outs (hours) and several notes saying "page is no longer available." Now that made me hyperventilate the 1st time it happened.


#12467 - 12/10/00 06:10 AM Re: "Bad Request"  
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La belle bel emoted: Now that made me hyperventilate the 1st time it happened.

You weren't by any chance one of a group of women from the New Zealand army who were running up the Korokoro Valley in New Zealand at about 10 p.m. GMT today, were you? They were hyperventilating somewhat. Probably connected with the 25 degree (C) heat. I also now know why the NZ army hasn't bought any heavy armour for a while ...

I believe the major problem in Zild is bandwidth to the rest of the world. We only have a piece of wet string as an Internet connection between here and the States. There is a tin can at this end, and presumably a Heinz baked beans can at the other ...



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#12468 - 12/10/00 06:40 AM Re: "Bad Request"  
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There is a tin can at this end, and presumably a Heinz baked beans can at the other ...

Hey, no knocking Heinz, please. Remember I live in Heinzville, sorry Hastings. The Hawke's Bay economy is booming, by NZ standards, and it's all thanks to that swell Irishman Tony O'Reiily - everyone in Hawke's Bay is really glad that Hawke's Bay lost to the Lions when he was playing with them.


#12469 - 12/10/00 01:08 PM Re: "Bad Request"  
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From Cap Kiwi : We only have a piece of wet string as an Internet connection between here and the States. There is a tin can at this end, and presumably a Heinz baked beans can at the other ...
No wonder Max is steamed....that's what Heinz does....they steam the beans IN the can where the B&M folk BAKE the beans. I thought I'd written about this at length (ad nauseum) in another thread. You skipped over it, didn't you !!! why do I try? Sigh
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