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HTML maxlength Attribute

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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 24 Aug, 2022
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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>

Attribute Values: It contains a single value number that allows the maximum number of characters in the <input> element. Its default value is 524288.

Examples:  

HTML




<!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: 

HTML




<!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 something that you want....
        </textarea>
  </center>
</body>
</html>

Output: 

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

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Opera 12.1 and above
  • Safari 1 and above

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