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I just tried to reject a suggested edit with the following reason:

This is a valid tag inside a question title. See also Jon Skeet on writing the perfect question.

The text box stated that this reason is by 36 characters too long:

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However it takes the URL into account here, even if the resulting text would be much shorter because of the URL hidden behind a short link text.

So here's my feature request:
Please do not count URLs for the maximum length if they have a descriptive title (e.g. [some short title](with a very very very long URL).

Maybe this also applies to comments, though that normally should be no problem, because comments can be much longer than rejection reasons.

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I don't think the custom rejection text is parsed for MarkDown at all. There is no point in inserting a link in it, it's all displayed as plain text, IIRC. – Martijn Pieters Feb 20 '13 at 10:47
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There is a short URL for that very link: tinyurl.com/so-hints :p – Bart Feb 20 '13 at 10:50
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I expect that this is constrained within the database... – ben is uǝq backwards Feb 20 '13 at 11:02
    
@Bart didn't know that - thanks! – Spontifixus Feb 20 '13 at 11:17
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I don't think the custom rejection text is parsed for MarkDown at all. There is no point in inserting a link in it, it's all displayed as plain text, IIRC. – Martijn Pieters 15 mins ago

That's absolutely correct.

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Thanks for clarification! – Spontifixus Feb 20 '13 at 11:17

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