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Thread: max length

  1. #1
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    max length

    i have a textarea...and i want to let the uesr to enter only 10 characters....how i can do it? I know how to do this in a input text but i dont know in a textarea

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    /me has this just a copied/pasted/credited® n' saved from the ol' wa forum...:O)))

    just a goodluck® n' hoping it helps...:O)))

    Description: A script that checks the number of characters in a form box, and if it exceeds the predetermined number,
    cancels the form submission, and asks the surfer to reenter data.
    In 50 chars or less, please type a short description of yourself:
    Directions: Simply cut and paste the below code into the <body> section of your page. It contains a form with one textarea
    box that is checked for max # of characters. You can change this # from the default 50 to another by changing "var maxlength"
    below. You can add in more form elements into the form, as you would with any other form.
    /*Form Characters check script credit-Website Abstraction (www.wsabstract.com) 200+ free JavaScripts here!
    function checkchars(cur){
    //change max length to determine below
    var maxlength=50
    if (cur.chars.value.length>maxlength){
    alert("Please restrain your input to 50 or less characters!")
    return false
    <form onsubmit="return checkchars(this)">
    <strong>In 50 chars or less, please type a short description of yourself:</strong><br><textarea rows="5" cols="38" name="chars"></textarea>
    <br><input type="submit" value="Submit!">
    <p align="center"><font face="arial" size="-2">This free script provided by</font><br>
    <font face="arial, helvetica" size="-2"><a href="http://wsabstract.com">Website

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    I wrote a more cross-browser script here:


    <script type="text/javascript">
    Maxtext v1.2
    Copyright 2002 Robert K. Davis
    function getlength(x,y){
       return x < y;
    function textlen(x,y){
       var thelength = x.value.length;
       window.status = thelength + " of " + y + " maximum characters.";
    function maxtext(x,y){
       var tempstr = x.value;
       if(tempstr.length > y){
          x.value = tempstr.substring(0,y);
          alert("Please limit your entry to " + y + " characters or less.");
    // -->
    This uses a number of different techniques and it has been tested in Opera, Mozilla, Netscape 4.x, Netscape 6+, and IE.
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