Property talk:Description

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I think this would be good to expand on, to use for document summaries of perhaps 3-4 sentences each, to help people who are navigating around using the tables made by Template:RelatedDocuments and Template:SourcedDocuments. Robin (talk) 05:50, 21 December 2013 (GMT)

I agree this is a useful property. It's site-enhancing potential is already quite apparent from the relatively few documents that have been u/graded to date. However, I think 500 Characters is too many; to big a temptation to include a Carriag-return. Whilst preparing the JFK timeline xml data I discovered (after time-consuming investigation) that the existence of a <Cr> character in a property has considerable 'screw-things-up' potential. At best it simply breaks the property instance; at worst it cascades through any templates using it with unpredictable consequences. I guess it may be possible to physically prevent the use of a <Cr> character with a form field restriction but in any event I think 250 characters is probably enough (I haven't been tempted to use more yet anyway :-) - longer commentary can go in the 'Wikispooks Comment' section. The form IS currently restricted to 250 chaacters (I think) --Peter P (talk) 14:30, 3 January 2014 (GMT)
OK. I agree 500 characters (The False Flag Attack Description clinched it). That is 462 charcters. We still need to be careful about use of <Cr> though --Peter P (talk) 15:19, 3 January 2014 (GMT)