7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2009 11:44 AM by BobVB
François L Level 1 (20 points)
On my MB Pro unibody 10.5.7, Safari 3.2.3 (as 3.2.1 did it) told me :
- "+Request Entity Too Large+
+The requested resource+
+does not allow request data with GET requests, or the amount of data provided in the request exceeds the capacity limit.+
+Apache/1.3.33 Server at support.apple.com Port 80+" when I go to the kBase ;
= this error disappears when I quit and relaunch Safari.

- "+Bad Request+
+Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.+
+Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.+
Cookie: (all the precedent sites' cookies followed)
+Apache/1.3.33 Server at acweb-nwk-22.apple.com Port 11443+ (when logged, I try to answer to a topic)
+Apache Server at discussions.apple.com Port 80+ (when reading a topic, I try to log in)
in the Apple Discussions.
= these errors don't disappear when I quit and relaunch Safari : I can only create a new topic.

It happens only in my Account, not in the others.

I removed the Apple's cookies in Safari, I cleaned my Mac with the Onyx's automation, I moved the cookies.plist, I reset Safari : nothing solved my issue.

iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11), MacBook Pro 15" unibody (10.5.6)
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 (21,405 points)

    Strange removing the cookies doesn't resolve this error. Perhaps the corruption is on a deeper level. Go to your Finder: Your User Account>LIbrary>Cookies folder. Move the Cookies.plist file to your desktop, then restart Safari and try the site again.

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  • iBod Level 7 (29,340 points)
    Another thing to consider with Hawaiian_Starman's advice is that the Cookies.plist file is a shared resource. Many other internet-enabled applications make use of it and it's possible that if you moved it while other apps are running, they will recreate the cookie file with the potentially suspect data.

    So before moving it, make sure to quit all applications (and all Dashboard widgets if any are running) just to be 100% sure.
  • François L Level 1 (20 points)
    Thanks, iBod : I've quit Mail (and others apps) after moving Cookies.plist, and before relaunching Safari,
    and it solved my issue !
  • François L Level 1 (20 points)
    Sorry : I've quit Mail (and others apps) before moving Cookies.plist.
  • iBod Level 7 (29,340 points)

    Glad to hear that seems to have done the trick!
  • defenderyou Level 1 (0 points)
    This is the first series of replies that gave me some hope. This error of
    Sorry, Bad Request
    Size of a request header field exceeds server limit

    Comes up in numerous places. I am getting for two days now in Yahoo Mail. While I can get rid of it temporarily by cleaning cache, removing cookies, that is only a temporary fix. I even rebuilt the Leopard and that does nothing. So when I so this string I did the cookies PLIST move to desktop as instructed, but this DOES NOT get rid of the problem.

    So I am hear to report that the problem still exists. It also shows up other places - YouTube, Search routines on other sites form what I have read.
    Can anyone help as I can t uyse Yahoo Mail under Safari!!!! Ridiculous!!!
    Thanks in advance
  • BobVB Level 3 (595 points)
    The question is why is this happening at all in Safari? I have just given up on several sites with blogs because this eventually happenes using Safari - Firefox in never happens.

    Its seems to be mostly on places that allow you to vote on things, thumbs up, thumbs, down, that sort of thing. I seems to keep adding your votes to a single cookie and eventually starts sending one the blog software can't handle.

    Why does only Safari have trouble trimming the information down to size?