In responding to a job offer on careers.stackoverflow.com, I formatted my message in paragraphs. It surprisingly fit exactly in the 500 (?) allowed characters.

However, when reviewing the sent message, it appeared cropped: 8 characters were cropped from the end of my message. Incidentally, I had 8 linebreaks in my message.

Since I am on a Windows machine, I believe the JavaScript counter is not taking the \r\n (CRLF) into account: these are two characters as opposed to one.

Aside from that, upon review, my message appears without any line breaks at all.

  • way to fit your response!
    – juan
    Commented Mar 11, 2010 at 15:13
  • One tries one's best! Commented Mar 11, 2010 at 15:27


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