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HTML <textarea> maxlength Attribute

HTML textarea Tag Reference HTML <textarea> tag

Example

A text area with a maximum length of 50 characters:

<textarea maxlength="50">
Enter text here...
</textarea>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The maxlength attribute is supported in Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

Note: The maxlength attribute of the <textarea> tag is not supported in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions, or in Opera.

The maxlength attribute is supported in all major browsers, except Internet Explorer and Opera.


Definition and Usage

The maxlength attribute specifies the maximum length (in characters) of a text area.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The maxlength attribute is new for the <textarea> tag in HTML5.


Syntax

<textarea maxlength="number">

Attribute Values

Value Description
number The maximum number of characters allowed in the text area


HTML textarea Tag Reference HTML <textarea> tag

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