Tuesday, August 18, 2015

[kwuogjas] URL characters

URLs can use 66 unreserved characters, or 84 total including the "reserved" characters, hoping nothing weird happens with characters like # and / on the client side.

Unofficial limits on the length of a URL range from 2000 to 65000 characters.

One could encode quite a lot of information in 65K characters of base 84.

Motivating idea was a server which could run demoscene-style small programs generating an image or movie or game encoded in a HTTP GET request.  Probably redundant with the data URI scheme.

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