But isn't it quite unusual, that this is not fixed?
The ticket was raised 2 months ago, at a time where 3.2 development was winding up for bug fixing of 3.2 features, for something which has been occurring for at least the last 7 years it's not exactly a regression from past behaviour (7 years is when the database schema for the links tables was last modified, the length was the same prior to that, but i'm not chasing the schema further).
I mean we are talking about an issue, where data gets lost without a warning!
I do agree that losing data without a warning is not the expected outcome, however I would say that it being a single-line input rather than a multi-line text box, and the fact it's described as a "on hover" link description, does infer that it's supposed to be short and to the point.
Please feel free to follow up that ticket in a few weeks to get it on the 3.3 radar with your thoughts..
Marking as resolved for forum tracking purposes since a ticket has been filed, and it's not an Alpha/Beta related issue.