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Error "Body must be 4 -to 60000 characters long" when replying (MS Edge only) RRS feed

  • Question

  • When replying to a forum posts early I was getting a Body must be 4 -to 60000 characters long error. 

    When this error happens the spacebar key triggers a page scroll instead of inserting a space in the editor and I have to compose my reply in NotePad.

    Microsoft Edge version is 44.18362.1.0

    This issue went away after a few refreshes, not sure what got changed. 

    I cannot repro now, but it is strange.  



    Visual C++ MVP


    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:28 PM

Answers

  • I have Edge version 44.17763.1.0 on a Surface Pro 4 with a touch screen (which might make a difference). I have never seen the message about character length restrictions, but often experience strange things. Frequently I cannot highlight text in a post or reference article, so I cannot copy and paste into a reply. Other times when I paste into a reply the text is underlined and I need to use the HTML editor to remove span tags. Other times I cannot get the insertion point where I want in the editor, or I cannot enter any text. For me the fix always is to restart the computer. This works 100% of the time. This makes me think there is a memory management problem.

    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:40 PM
    Moderator
  • Agree with Richard, either reboot or at least start a new browsing session for these one-off quirks.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Monday, July 22, 2019 2:30 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • I have Edge version 44.17763.1.0 on a Surface Pro 4 with a touch screen (which might make a difference). I have never seen the message about character length restrictions, but often experience strange things. Frequently I cannot highlight text in a post or reference article, so I cannot copy and paste into a reply. Other times when I paste into a reply the text is underlined and I need to use the HTML editor to remove span tags. Other times I cannot get the insertion point where I want in the editor, or I cannot enter any text. For me the fix always is to restart the computer. This works 100% of the time. This makes me think there is a memory management problem.

    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:40 PM
    Moderator
  • Agree with Richard, either reboot or at least start a new browsing session for these one-off quirks.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Monday, July 22, 2019 2:30 PM
    Moderator