Increase title length of filemount
Is there a reason why the title of filemounts (sys_filemounts.title) can only be 30 characters long?
If not it would be cool if we could increase the field size.
Updated by Ernesto Baschny about 8 years ago
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Basically the reason is that a longer name would probably explode the space we have in the filelist tree in the File module. Do you have any particular reason for such a long name?
Updated by Lorenz Ulrich almost 8 years ago
I have a particular reason for such a long name.
In a bigger website you might have a rather complex folder structure. If a poweruser has access to a lot of filemounts, he might end up with a list like:
So it would make sense to display part of the hierarchy to give the poweruser an impression which part the mount name belongs to:
Therefore longer names are needed.
I don't think the lenght in the file module is a real argument. It can be resized by the editor if the title is too long. I just think at the time it was created, no one needed longer titles than 30 chars. But I think it wouldn't hurt anyone to make the field longer.
What do you think?