Last modified: 2006-12-03 04:25:41 UTC
When you edit articles you maybely have got more to say as you can due to that little <input>-text-field. It is also
important if you copy content from inner wikipedia (maybe another article) to another article and you want to mention
that (especially if you've done much of that), cause you have to mention very much.
This is maybely important for Bug #6787 too.
In the user interface it would also be nicer than to have a <textarea> for your summary.
The only thing about i'm worrying is that i don't know how that affects the structure of the database (i guess it is a
mysql VARCHAR at the time which would have to be changed to a TEXT-stringtype).
See Bugs #6787, #6786 and #6785 for further understanding of the issue.
There's no technical problem about it. There are already multiline summaries
provided in textarea (think in uploads). You can change the input to textarea
However, you won't have more space to write that. You only have another
interface. The maximun comment size is 255 characters, imposed by the db layout
And thats exactly the point: we need more space. the textarea in fact is just a graphical issue which can be changed that way or that way.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4712 ***