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Item4143: Remove max length on attachment comment

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We have a maximum length of 256 characters for the attachment comments. Is there any technical reason for this limit? If not, why do we keep it?

-- TWiki:Main/ArthurClemens - 26 May 2007

No technical limit, but a very practical limit. An attachment table looks very ugly if you have a very very long attachment comment.

See example below. Sorry, can't do here, there is a config error that prevents one from attaching files.

See TWiki:Sandbox/AttachmentTest

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 26 May 2007

Attached a file with a maximum length comment FYI.

I think it looks OK, myself.

-- TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie - 04 Jun 2007

It doesn't look so great at small resolutions, but with modern size desktops (1024 and up) I agree it should pose no problem to remove the limit.

Installations that intentionally use very long comments could rewrite the skin to have the comment use a whole line / <tr> by itself.

-- TWiki:Main.SteffenPoulsen - 04 Jun 2007



Although we neglect laptop users, I am not opposed to remove the limit if this is the wish of the community. This is a good example where we need input from a users group, e.g. less developer centric decisions. Developers typically have large screens.

-- PTh

Although we neglect laptop users - I'm a laptop user, and I have a 1024X768 resolution screen, same as on my desktop. That's pretty much the norm these days. The users we neglect - if any - are phone and (some) PDA users.

-- TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie - 16 Jun 2007

I have a laptop with the same resolution. Anything more than a 256 char comment blows up a table, which makes it look quite ugly.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 17 Jun 2007

Summary Remove max length on attachment comment
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens

SVN Range TWiki-4.1.2, Fri, 18 May 2007, build 13796
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Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:14118
TargetRelease minor

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