Restrict Form Text Area to a max 200 charcters?

Posted on 2009-05-17
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
How do I restrict Form Text Area to a maximum of 200 charcters?
Question by:petewinter
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maxlength = 200

Author Comment

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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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Answering4uAnt earned 250 total points
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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

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