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Thanks for your suggestions. We agree this can be a little restrictive and we’re going to look into it.
An error occurred while saving the commentChip Linthicum commented
This is becoming more and more problematic for me in a corporate environment. I'm trying to add links to other documents and sites in my company, but the links are resulting in >256 characters. The only workaround would be for me to create small (vanity) links which then redirect to the full link, but that is not easy to do. I'm anxious to see this one get fixed. I don't recall having this problem in older versions of SharePoint.