Bug #88765 This bug reporting form has a ridiculously short character limit for the bug syn
Submitted: 5 Dec 2017 17:19 Modified: 6 Dec 2017 14:53
Reporter: teo teo Email Updates:
Status: Won't fix Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Websites: bugs.mysql.com Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version: OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[5 Dec 2017 17:19] teo teo

How to repeat:

Suggested fix:
increase it
[6 Dec 2017 6:49] MySQL Verification Team

Thank you for the report and feedback!
Imho synopsis has maxlength set for 80 chars and which is more than enough.
I'm passing on your request/feedback to the team for now.

[6 Dec 2017 12:15] Vlad Safronov

There is RFC5322 (see Line Length Limits, https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5322#section-2.1.1) which explains 
why 80 chars is good enough for Synopsis field.

I doubt whether increasing it makes sense.

[6 Dec 2017 14:53] teo teo
> which explains why 80 chars is good enough for Synopsis field

No it doesn't.
That's a limit on an arbitrary unit called a "line" of text. Who says the title of an issue must fit in a "line"?

The question here is whether or not 80 characters are enough to concisely define what an issue is about. If it is not, and a reasonable size doesn't fit a "line", then make it two "lines".

Half of the times I have reported an issue in MySQL I have struggled to make the title fit in the 80 characters, often having to leave out essential information making the title unclear.