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HTML maxlength Attribute
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 19 Jul, 2019

It specifies the maximum number of characters that have been allowed in the Element.
It can be used on the Following Elements:

  1. <input>
  2. <textarea>

Examples:

  1. Example for <input> element:




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      
    <body>
        <center>
            <h1 style="color:green;font-style:italic;">
              GeeksForGeeks
            </h1>
            <h2 style="color:green;font-style:italic;">
              maxlength attribute
            </h2>
            <form action="">
                Username:
                <input type="text" name="usrname" maxlength="12">
                <br>
                <br
                Password:
                <input type="text" name="password" maxlength="10">
                <br>
                <br>
                <input type="submit" value="Submit">
            </form>
        </center>
    </body>
      
    </html>

    Output:

  2. Example for <textarea> element:




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      
    <body>
        <center>
            <h1 style="color:green;font-style:italic;">
              GeeksforGeeks
            </h1>
            <h2 style="color:green;font-style:italic;">
              maxlength attribute
            </h2>
            <textarea rows="4" cols="50" maxlength="6">
              write here somthing that you want....
            </textarea>
      </center>
    </body>
      
    </html>

    Output:

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by maxlength attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari



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