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[XML-SIG] GET vs POST (was WSDL library ?)

> For all practical purposes, the method can be only "GET" or
>> "POST". Those are really synonymous; it is merely a protocol variant
>> (i.e. POST can be taken to mean "do not cache", so it is part of the
>> protocol header).    (01)

Not quite 'synonymous'': GET Options are stored in an environmentvariable QUERY_STRING by 
the server before calling the cgi program. Environment variables mostly have a limited length.
With POST the CGI has to read the standard input. That stream can be much much longer than 
QUERY_STRING.     (02)

Using POST is safer because you don't need to know which operating system the web server 
runs on.    (03)

Dierk    (04)

Dierk Hoeppner
Pockelsstr. 13
D-38106 Braunschweig
Tel: +49-531-391-5066 Fax: -5836
E-Mail: d.hoeppner@tu-bs.de         (05)