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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

Syntax

<textarea maxlength="number">

Attribute Values

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

❮ HTML <textarea> tag