proxy page - how can I tell the length of the URL?

Discussion created by bagpipemike on Apr 2, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 30, 2014 by bagpipemike

I'm an ArcGIS Server Javascript API application that uses the buffer operation to buffer a point by 35m and finds features within that distance. The javascript API documentation recommends using a proxy page if doing buffer operations but then in the part in the javascript API documentation that explains the proxy page it says ???Common scenarios where you may run into URL length issues are when you use the buffer from a complex polygon as the input to a query task???. If I???m only buffering a point then would that run the risk of running into URL length issues? What is the URL that would be potentially long? And how can I test the length of the URL being created?