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URL limits in browsers location bar

I thought it was interesting to see that some people actually tested the length of URLs in different browsers. You have to know that the size of a URL in the location bar may be differently limited than the length of the URLs you can go to with the browser (i.e. the URL in an anchor may need to be shorter! Or could be longer and still work.)

Note: These are Browsers limits in 2006.

Javascript: setTimeout()

The other day, I wrote a module for Drupal. Up to here, no problem. What I wrote required a small amount of Javascript to make a dropdown menu feature work. That worked just fine under Mozilla and FireFox, and even Safari & Konqueror.

When I tried with Internet Explorer, nope. Not working at all.

The function I was using goes like this:

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    Central Processing Unit--what actually enables a computer to do things. The most well known are the Intel and AMD processors, although there are thousands of them.
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    Internet Explorer is the browser offered by Microsoft to browse your file system and the Internet. It is based on the old free software called Mosaic. Now it is borrowing parts of other free software such as Konqueror. It first used Visual Basic as a language, now it supports Javascript very well too. It was a great browser in competition with Netscape 5.x from the start (trying to undermine the company named Netscape.)

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    float is a type in most software languages referencing an IEEE floating point number. These numbers are generally defined on 32 or 64 bits with three parts: a sign, an exponent and a mantissa. There is also a bias which is not saved in the number. The sign is 0 (positive) or 1 (negative). This means you have a representation of: +0.0 and -0.0. The exponent is about 1/6th the total size in bits. The bias is added/subtracted from the exponent. In the end, it is a signed power of 2 exponent (i.e. exercises a shift on the mantissa.) The mantissa forms the current number.

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