I notice that if an excerpt is too long it cuts it shorter including in the middle of a word. I think it would be good if this happens that a ... with a link to the full wiki is placed at the end.
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We will now display a warning and disallow the edit if you try to enter an excerpt that is longer than 460 chars. All excerpts must be shorter than that.
I would agree with this... except that the entire excerpt is already shown on the page.
There is a hard limit of 454 characters to the excerpt, with no warning if it's truncated, no character counter on the editing page, and the textbox where you type has no limit to it either.
It's also worth noting that newlines are kept in the revision data, but stripped on output.
I tested this by modifying the
Before I rolled back, what gets shown on the page is this: