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Restrict Form Text Area to a max 200 charcters?

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How do I restrict Form Text Area to a maximum of 200 charcters?
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maxlength = 200
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Does that mean the code should like this: <textarea name="why" cols="45" rows="5" id="why" maxlength="200"></textarea>

As I can still type more than 200 characters?
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Sorry my error, maxlength doesn't work on textarea.
Try the link below, it has a counter and also alerts are XX characters have been entered, this should acheive what you require

http://inmyexperience.com/archives/000327.shtml
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