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Curiosity re FAQ 148

In Support Request 134366, a user has asked why the FAQ states that the upper bound on entry-length is "65,535 bytes or characters", when on all the other items, the number of bytes is greater than the number of characters.

Obviously, since all chars are at least one byte, size_in_bytes >= size_in_chars.

So my question is: Since the word "characters" is redundant, as bytes will always be the limiting factor, is it left in there purely to give English (and other languages that use one-byte-chars)-speaking users a rough estimation of how long their entry can be in chars before it runs out? Or is it just there?

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