Increase size of the Control description fieldAnswered
The control description field is too small on screen for anyone with more than a few sentences. We use the description field to identify the objective, evidence requirements, and analysis logic for each control. Please increase the visual size of the control on the editing page, such that there are many more lines, or make the control expandable such that it grows to accommodate the amount of text in the field.
For visibility, our current control description is maxed at 10,000 characters. I have submitted a request on your behalf to up the maximum control description beyond 10,000 characters. However, in the meantime, you may want to use the Control Documents field for your control information. You can upload documentation or instruction files which become available to those involved with the control!Comment actions
For example, here is the control element from a developer tool session on the update page for a control.
<textarea data-v-95b630a8="" id="controlDescription" name="description" rows="3" minlength="1" wrap="soft" placeholder="Description..." maxlength="10001" class="form-control no-resize"></textarea>
The rows are hard set at 3, and there is a CSS class defined that doesn't allow me to resize the control so I can better see its contents. I'd like the hard set rows value increased, or better yet, let the user resize the control.
Ah, thank you for the clarification! I see what you mean now and can definitely understand the issue this poses when the description is very long. I've edited that feature request to clarify that it is the description scrollbox size in the editing/creation option page that is too small, not the display of the description on the control page itself. I appreciate your detail.
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