Text Area Max Length Counter

Does anyone have any code for a counter that sits below a textarea and increments every time the user inputs characters in the text area ?

for Example...

Text Area


30 / 250 Characters


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Renante EnteraSenior PHP DeveloperCommented:
Hello jturkington!

Try to run this code :

<script language="JavaScript">
function textCounter(field, countfield, maxlimit)
  if (field.value.length > maxlimit)
    field.value = field.value.substring(0, maxlimit);
    countfield.value = field.value.length;

<cfparam name="maxlength" default="250">

<form name="form1">
  Remarks :
  <textarea name="message" onKeyDown="textCounter(this.form.message,this.form.txtlength,#maxlength#);" onKeyUp="textCounter(this.form.message,this.form.txtlength,#maxlength#);"></textarea>
  <input readonly type="text" name="txtlength" size="3" value="0"> / #maxlength# CHARACTERS

Hope this helps you.  Just try it.

eNTRANCE2002 :-)
jturkingtonAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys
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