Feature #34420

Wizard makes too long URI

Added by anybody no-lastname-given over 8 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Could have
Assignee:
-
Category:
Backend API
Target version:
-
Start date:
2012-02-29
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
PHP Version:
Tags:
Complexity:
medium
Sprint Focus:

Description

Creating a page content of the type "form" the use of the button "form" -> "Form wizard" produces only the failure message "Request URI is too long".
Links to wizards send quite some data in the query parameters. Compressing this would shorten the URI to a length which is less likely to cause problems with certain IE browsers and web servers with limited URI lengths.


Related issues

Has duplicate TYPO3 Core - Bug #42556: Wizards popups often close directly on IERejected2012-10-31

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Has duplicate TYPO3 Core - Bug #70814: be_groups-record: Create new filemount calls an overly long URIClosed2015-10-17

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#1

Updated by Jigal van Hemert over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Needs Feedback

Which browser (and version) do you use? What kind of server software (Apache?, other?, version?) Is there a limitation on the URL length set in the server?
I just tried it and got this URL:

http://localhost/typo3/sysext/form/Classes/Controller/Wizard.php?&P[fieldConfig][type]=text&P[fieldConfig][cols]=48&P[fieldConfig][rows]=5&P[fieldConfig][wizards][_PADDING]=4&P[fieldConfig][wizards][_VALIGN]=middle&P[fieldConfig][wizards][RTE][notNewRecords]=1&P[fieldConfig][wizards][RTE][RTEonly]=1&P[fieldConfig][wizards][RTE][type]=script&P[fieldConfig][wizards][RTE][title]=LLL%3AEXT%3Acms%2Flocallang_ttc.xml%3Abodytext.W.RTE&P[fieldConfig][wizards][RTE][icon]=wizard_rte2.gif&P[fieldConfig][wizards][RTE][script]=wizard_rte.php&P[fieldConfig][wizards][table][notNewRecords]=1&P[fieldConfig][wizards][table][enableByTypeConfig]=1&P[fieldConfig][wizards][table][type]=script&P[fieldConfig][wizards][table][title]=LLL%3AEXT%3Acms%2Flocallang_ttc.xml%3Abodytext.W.table&P[fieldConfig][wizards][table][icon]=wizard_table.gif&P[fieldConfig][wizards][table][script]=wizard_table.php&P[fieldConfig][wizards][table][params][xmlOutput]=0&P[fieldConfig][wizards][forms][notNewRecords]=1&P[fieldConfig][wizards][forms][enableByTypeConfig]=1&P[fieldConfig][wizards][forms][type]=script&P[fieldConfig][wizards][forms][title]=Form%20wizard&P[fieldConfig][wizards][forms][icon]=wizard_forms.gif&P[fieldConfig][wizards][forms][script]=sysext%2Fform%2FClasses%2FController%2FWizard.php&P[fieldConfig][wizards][forms][params][xmlOutput]=0&P[fieldConfig][wizards][t3editor][enableByTypeConfig]=1&P[fieldConfig][wizards][t3editor][type]=userFunc&P[fieldConfig][wizards][t3editor][userFunc]=EXT%3At3editor%2Fclasses%2Fclass.tx_t3editor_tceforms_wizard.php%3Atx_t3editor_tceforms_wizard-%3Emain&P[fieldConfig][wizards][t3editor][title]=t3editor&P[fieldConfig][wizards][t3editor][icon]=wizard_table.gif&P[fieldConfig][wizards][t3editor][script]=wizard_table.php&P[fieldConfig][wizards][t3editor][params][format]=html&P[fieldConfig][softref]=typolink_tag%2Cimages%2Cemail%5Bsubst%5D%2Curl&P[fieldConfig][search][andWhere]=CType%3D%27text%27%20OR%20CType%3D%27textpic%27&P[fieldConfig][form_type]=text&P[params][xmlOutput]=0&P[exampleImg]=&P[table]=tt_content&P[uid]=180&P[pid]=40&P[field]=bodytext&P[flexFormPath]=&P[md5ID]=ID75db926593&P[returnUrl]=%2Ftypo3%2Falt_doc.php%3F%26returnUrl%3D%252Ftypo3conf%252Fext%252Ftemplavoila%252Fmod1%252Findex.php%253Fid%253D40%26edit%5Btt_content%5D%5B180%5D%3Dedit

This is even longer, but no error about the length.

#2

Updated by anybody no-lastname-given almost 9 years ago

Apache/2.2.9 (Debian) DAV/2 SVN/1.5.1 PHP/5.3.5 mod_ssl/2.2.9 OpenSSL/0.9.8g. With the phpinfo of the install tool I could not find a limit, but I am not very experienced with php.

I tried with Firefox 10.0.2 and IE 9.0.8112.

#3

Updated by Jigal van Hemert over 8 years ago

There are two settings in the Apache configuration which can cause this error message: LimitRequestFieldSize and LimitRequestLine. Maybe your hoster has decreased the limit? The standard value is 8190 bytes.

In IE7 there was also a limit [2], but since we both tested with FF 10.0.2 it is very unlikely that this is the problem.

Can you check with the hoster / sysadmin?

[1] http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#limitrequestfieldsize
[2] http://support.microsoft.com/kb/208427

#4

Updated by anybody no-lastname-given over 8 years ago

According to my provider there was a limit, which is now changed.

But it would be helpful to insert a hint in the FAQ and very optimal to change the programming to shorter links.

SOLVED

#5

Updated by Jigal van Hemert over 8 years ago

  • Category changed from Form Framework to Backend API
  • Status changed from Needs Feedback to Accepted
  • Priority changed from -- undefined -- to Could have
  • Complexity set to medium

I'm changing this in a feature request for compressing long wizard URLs. Some quick tests revealed the using deflate + base64 decreased the size to less than 40%. The parameters in my example took 2221 characters and after compressing "just" 872.

#6

Updated by Jigal van Hemert over 8 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
#7

Updated by Jigal van Hemert over 8 years ago

  • Subject changed from Form Wizard makes too long URI to Wizard makes too long URI
#8

Updated by Sven Juergens about 8 years ago

Today i had the same Problem with an own wizard, is there maybe a "quick and dirty" patch Jigal van Hemert van Hemert ? Or maybe a hint where and how i can use "deflate + base64" ?

#9

Updated by Alexander Wende about 8 years ago

Same problem here. Using IIS 7.5 on Windows 2008 RC2. Table and forms wizard links doesn't work. Is there any workaround?

#10

Updated by Marco Bresch about 8 years ago

All older IE's (<= 8) has the same problem. See "Maximum URL length is 2,083 characters in Internet Explorer", http://support.microsoft.com/kb/208427/en

#11

Updated by sunixzs no-lastname-given almost 7 years ago

HI,

a quick & dirty solution could be, if the array-key of the wizzard-config is "RTE" and not "link". Then the param "fieldConfig" is not set:

Example TCA-part of the wizzard:

<wizards>
    <_PADDING>2</_PADDING>
    <RTE><!-- not "link" -->
        <type>popup</type>
        <title>Icon</title>
        <icon>i/tt_content_search.gif</icon>
        <script>browse_links.php?mode=FontAwesome</script>
        <JSopenParams>height=500,width=750,status=0,menubar=0,scrollbars=1</JSopenParams>
    </RTE>
</wizards>

Typo3 6.1.6 \TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Form\FormEngine Line 3983

if ($wid != 'RTE') {
    $params['fieldConfig'] = $fieldConfig;
}

URL before: 9485 characters
URL after: 1117 characters

#12

Updated by Tobias Pierschel almost 7 years ago

We ran often in this anoying issue and its a real show stopper. Could there be a fix soon? We would pay 100 EUR for fixing that problem.

#13

Updated by Christof Hagedorn almost 7 years ago

Could someone provide the lowest reasonable values and for typo3 necessary values for

LimitRequestLine
LimitRequestFields
LimitRequestFieldsize
LimitRequestBody

in the apache config?

#14

Updated by Alex Kellner over 6 years ago

Still exists in TYPO3 6.2.
One of the reasons why powermail has no edit link in FlexForm :(

#15

Updated by Jens Vollmer over 5 years ago

This one drove me nuts. It's more a very dirty hack than a real solution, but setting $params['fieldConfig'] to empty worked for me in my Extension and TYPO3 6.2 for the edit wizard. The wizard has to be configured with "module" instead of "script" in TCA.

FormEngine.php

if ((string) $wConf['type'] == 'popup' && $wConf['module']['name'] == 'wizard_edit') {
    $params['fieldConfig'] = '';
    unset($params['exampleImg']);
}
#16

Updated by Gerrit Code Review about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Under Review

Patch set 2 for branch master of project Packages/TYPO3.CMS has been pushed to the review server.
It is available at https://review.typo3.org/44413

#17

Updated by Gerrit Code Review about 5 years ago

Patch set 3 for branch master of project Packages/TYPO3.CMS has been pushed to the review server.
It is available at https://review.typo3.org/44413

#18

Updated by Gerrit Code Review about 5 years ago

Patch set 4 for branch master of project Packages/TYPO3.CMS has been pushed to the review server.
It is available at https://review.typo3.org/44413

#19

Updated by Thomas Maroschik about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Under Review to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
#20

Updated by Benni Mack about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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