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Hi there,

has everyone ever wondered why links in weblogs and forum posts often give a 403-error, which the author has difficulty to explain?

Well, here's the solution:

The URL popup's input field length is set to maxlength=100. The (typical) link to a document in the SDN library is 109 (like in

So, if you copy and paste such a link, the characters exceeding 100 are silently cut off (for the above link resulting in Latter gives a 403er.

Please SDNers, could you set maxlength to a reasonable value or omit it at all? Would help us a lot.

regards anton.


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