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I know there are patches to core, but they were never backported to Drupal 6 from what I can tell.

How can this be overridden in a theme?

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You should be able to fix this by using hook_form_alter() and override the default maxlength for the input field, and then change the field in the db to varchar(255) if it isn't already.

Another option would be to use a token value for the path and change the value on output using theme_menu_item().

Perhaps the best option after all would be the Custom Tokens module. I haven't tried it so I can't say if it works.

The downside with tokens is that you would have to make one token per URL, or possibly use a part of the URL if it's generally the same.

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  • Keep in mind that, if you alter the schema of a table defined from another module, you need to also implement hook_schema_alter(). – kiamlaluno Nov 23 '12 at 4:00

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