I have been playing a bit with jquery and ajax and came across a very interesting “by design” issue. I built a simple responsive HTML page that populates a data table via a ajax service that returns a JSON string. Everything worked fine until I tried populating a slightly bigger table. My $.ajax call went through fine but it failed to call the success or error function I specified.
After trying various different things I thought that perhaps it could be related to a timeout or request size issue. Bottom line…asp.net has a default size limit when returning data from a service (not a 100% sure but about 102400 characters). Easy one to solve\override, just add the snippet below to your web.config
Obviously you do not have to use 2147483647 (Int32 max) but hey, if you are going to override something, do it PROPERLY