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Don't! :blobsurprised: All links in Mastodon posts count for 23 characters, no matter how long they really are.

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@InspectorCaracal @highfellow @switchingsocial @jond max length is a tricky beast. Thr web standards do not define it, so it is left to implementors.
Some browsers take up to around 4000 characters, some even more, but for wide-spread support, you should stay within two-toots-worth (around 1000 characters).
Now, how would mastodon deal with them? Dunno, it might be worth a look into which url parsing library they use and find out.

@thoughtcrime @switchingsocial @jond

mine's Discordian, so by definition it is magic *and* not magic

and also not real

(yes, you heard it here first, 23 is NOT a real number)

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@switchingsocial @nuron https://thatIsVeryGoodToKnowForWhenYouWantToBustThe500CharacterLimit.haha

@alex @switchingsocial @nuron not recognized as link tough, so your cheat did not work…

@JordiGH @switchingsocial @jond
Ah

Now I'm trying to figure out the technical reason behind copying Twitter on that

@r000t @switchingsocial @jond No real technical reason, I imagine. Some default number had to be chosen and there was already a "standard" so might as well follow it.

@switchingsocial @jond hm why don't they count for 0? If I have a very short url, like lmgtfy.com, it if fact take more characters than the original URL...

@switchingsocial
True,but this also depends on your client supporting it.
#mastalab does not seem to know about this and does not allow you to toot in these classes.

@mastalab

@ck
In fact, it's false. Mastalab doesn't limit chars. So even if it counts all chars for a link, the real value will be used. Also, you have an option to automatically split your toots.
@switchingsocial

@mastalab
Not my experience, but I'll check again.
Thanks for clarifying :)

@switchingsocial

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