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URL’s over 256 characters cannot be loaded within the Visio context

Defect ID: 2855319
Last Edited: August 8th, 2013
When a URL consisting of more than 256 characters is added to a shape (e.g. a hyperlink), when you right-click the shape and execute the hyperlink, the following message appears:
URL too long. Must be fewer than 256 characters in length.
This is a system limitation within Visio. However, when the file is published, the link does appear to work in the HTML environment.  
Applies to:
  • All versions of Visio.