<br>s being added when chars or word limit used

  • I have a template field for Redactor text limiting it to display only 20 words.

    1. <perch:content id="text" type="textarea" label="Text" html editor="redactor" words="20" append="...">

    The actual text entered into the Redactor field contains a long list of short paragraphs often with a <br /> eg:

    What I am finding is that the output of the region limited to 20 words shows the first few paragraphs and correct number of words as expected, but then also adds a number of <br>s at the end. eg:

    Interestingly the number of extra <br>s at the end always relates to the number of paragraphs that are shown.

    Has anyone noticed this or have an explanation why it's occurring?