Not sure what to call this...
<insert laughter here>
Trying to insert the above text without either using HTML entity codes or having other text causes the post to fail with "Post must be longer than 8 characters."
Not sure why it isn't counting towards the post length?
@piisfun I think the whole text inside
<...>is being seen as an HTML element and stripped before the count happens. That in turns makes the code look at an empty post.
@Terabyte It shouldn't do that though... otherwise it leaves the software open to script injection attacks.
@piisfun It's probably only the character count function that incorrectly interprets angle brackets as HTML, you can't actually insert HTML that way as evidenced by your original post.
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@myskaros given the 65535 character limit noticed the the bookworm character summary thread, I have to wonder if the error message was generated by the underlying database, or if it's a programmer response using the output from the character counting function. If it's the later, then there's a potential buffer overflow exploit.
@jcochran They seem to be handled separately, so that limit isn't fooled.
I just tested it.