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HTML <input> maxlength Attribute

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

Example

An <input> element with a maximum length of 10 characters:

<form action="demo_form.asp">
  Username: <input type="text" name="usrname" maxlength="10"><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">
</form>

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Browser Support

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The maxlength attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The maxlength attribute specifies the maximum number of characters allowed in the <input> element.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<input maxlength="number">

Attribute Values

Value Description
number The maximum number of characters allowed in the <input> element. Default value is 524288


HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

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