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Creating a Maxlength for Multiple Textareas

Posted on 2008-10-27
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I have a couple text boxes in a form.  They both require a different amount of lengths.  It reads the one javascript to check it, but not for the second textarea.  How do I get both of them to work.

Here is my Code:

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
<!--
function validate() {
      maxlength=1000;
      if(document.myForm.ldesc.value.length>=maxlength) {
            alert('Your Long Description must be 1000 characters or less');
            document.myForm.ldesc.focus();
            return false;
      } else {
            return true;
      }
}

function validate1() {
      maxlength=250;
      if(document.myForm.bdesc.value.length>=maxlength) {
            alert('Your Brief Description must be 250 characters or less');
            document.myForm.bdesc.focus();
            return false;
      } else {
            return true;
      }
}
//-->
</script>

Here is the form Action:
<cfform name="myForm" action="submitMod2.cfm" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" onsubmit="return validate(); return validate1();" >
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Question by:GreatPlains
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Tomarse111 earned 125 total points
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Why don't you combine the two functions?



<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
<!--
function validate() {
      maxlength=1000;
      if(document.myForm.ldesc.value.length>=maxlength) {
            alert('Your Long Description must be 1000 characters or less');
            document.myForm.ldesc.focus();
            return false;      
      }
 
 maxlength=250;
      if(document.myForm.bdesc.value.length>=maxlength) {
            alert('Your Brief Description must be 250 characters or less');
            document.myForm.bdesc.focus();
            return false;            
      }
 
return true;
}
//-->
</script> 

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by:GreatPlains
ID: 22813737
I had tried that before and couldn't get it working, but It is now.

Thanks
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