Sunday, October 10, 2010

Comment limit

I didn't realize there was a limit on the comment size in the Blog but apparently there is - 4,096 characters. This comes about from some flaw in the code (Google makes mistakes?) that meant that comments above that size were undeletable. Going for the quick fix Google limited the size of comments to prevent spammers exploiting the flaw.

Anyhow, 4,096 characters is at least 500 words, or a couple of double spaced pages. I did not intend people making such long comments for the assignments 200 to 400 words should be enough. But be aware that there is this limit so, again, I recommend you compose your assignment comment in a program like MS Word and then paste it in.

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