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HTML <textarea> maxlength Attribute

❮ 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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Definition and Usage

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


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

Attribute
maxlength Yes 10.0 4.0 Yes Yes

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