Raffi wrote:
> related to this: the way the Twitter API counts characters is going to change 
> ever so slightly. our 140
> characters is now going to be defined as 140 characters after link wrapping. 
> t.co links are of a
> predictable length -- they will always be 20 characters. after we make this 
> live, it will be feasible to
> send in the text for a status that is greater than 140 characters. the rule 
> is after the link wrapping,
> the text transforms to 140 characters or fewer. we'll be using the same logic 
> that is in twitter-text-rb
> to figure out what is a URL.
I guess this change will make frontend text handling more difficult.
Counting characters in a text box must figure out what is a URL. I
hope Twitter will publish JavaScript library for realtime character
counts. I also want APIs to make shortened URL.

Andy Matsubara

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