Encoding of HTML descriptions to Amazon
Sun, 07/08/2012 - 05:49
So Amazon.co.uk has this wierd rule where descriptions have to be 2000 characters or less, including any basic HTML formatting. To sort this we just cut off the desciption at 2000 using a business rule, until we had time to rework them all - like you can raise all the USP's etc of a product within 2000 characters?!
Anyway, I digress. I have a description with less that 2000 (its about 1950) but when I preview the Amazon feed, I see that CA has turned all my angle brackets (< and >) in the HTML tags into code.
So: <b>Example</b> comes out as <b>Example</b> (hope that displays OK) which is bloating the character count sugnificantly.
Is there any way around this, other than shortening them all even more to allow for this extra code?