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I was wondering if there is any built in way to impose a limit on abstract length, by number of characters is the most sensible?
Usually if you just put a limit in the mysql table it just chops off the abstract at the character limit, and we would much prefer it to provide an error so our poor author doesn't get a nasty surprise later.
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I'd suggest adding a check to the submission and metadata edit forms, implemented in classes/author/form/submit/AuthorSubmitStep2Form.inc.php and classes/submission/form/MetadataForm.inc.php (respectively). You can use the FormValidatorLength check, which is used in classes/user/form/ChangePasswordForm.inc.php (if you'd like some sample code).
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