Feature #34420

Wizard makes too long URI

Added by anybody no-lastname-given over 9 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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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

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


Updated by Jigal van Hemert over 9 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:


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


Updated by anybody no-lastname-given over 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.


Updated by Jigal van Hemert over 9 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


Updated by anybody no-lastname-given over 9 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.



Updated by Jigal van Hemert over 9 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.


Updated by Jigal van Hemert over 9 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

Updated by Jigal van Hemert over 9 years ago

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

Updated by Sven Juergens about 9 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" ?


Updated by Alexander Wende about 9 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?


Updated by Marco Bresch about 9 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


Updated by sunixzs no-lastname-given almost 8 years ago


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:

    <RTE><!-- not "link" -->

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


Updated by Tobias Pierschel almost 8 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.


Updated by Christof Hagedorn almost 8 years ago

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


in the apache config?


Updated by Alex Kellner over 7 years ago

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


Updated by Jens Vollmer over 6 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.


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

Updated by Gerrit Code Review about 6 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


Updated by Gerrit Code Review about 6 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


Updated by Gerrit Code Review about 6 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


Updated by Thomas Maroschik about 6 years ago

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

Updated by Benni Mack about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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