LiveCode Server latency causing empty results

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Thu Aug 6 14:23:28 EDT 2015

I don't think it's the URL length.  URL length may sometimes be an 
issue, but most often only for the server; since this works in a browser 
I think it may be reasonably safe to rule that out.

Cookies won't appear in the data, but they can be seen with whatever 
tools your browser provides for examining cookies.  However, since this 
is an intermittent problem with a high success rate, I don't think this 
is related to required cookies not being provided.

Have you tried other combinations of words of similar total length in 
both the browser and LC?  Maybe it's a specific set of words, or the way 
they're URL encoded, or something else along those lines.

Can you share the full URL of an example that fails?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at      

Roger Eller wrote:
> Richard, if I view source of the result in a browser, it is just text,
> exactly as the database spits it out, no formatting as it is not meant for
> browser/human consumption.  I haven't used or needed to use cookies
> before.  This application works for 99% of the requests.  Based on the size
> of the words searched for, usually 316 is the most it can get in a single
> URL.  I just did one with 392, and it worked in the browser, but not
> LiveCode.
> ~Roger
> On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 1:09 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at>
> wrote:
>> Roger Eller wrote:
>> > The URL is really long, so maybe I am hitting some upper limit within
>> > LiveCode.  The same URL pasted into a browser (chrome) receives a
>> > result, but get URL within LiveCode does not. The parameter is just a
>> > long list my server script looks up in a database. The list length
>> > varies.
>> Could there be session info in that URL?  Or perhaps the server is
>> expecting a cookie that the browser provides but is not provided by your
>> script's handling of the headers?
>> --
>>  Richard Gaskin

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