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Textarea length

Mary Cole
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I have a text area and I need to enforece max length for it. I have the following code on the key press event

when I copy a bunch of text and paste this JS doesn't work.......any alternative ? pls help
Ulf Dittmer

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Maybe use the the onChange handler instead of onKeyPress?

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Mary Cole
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onChange doesn't work...it doesn't validate the lenght at all when I enter the text..I need to stop the user from entering or pasting b4 he leaves teh field .pls advice
[ September 25, 2006: Message edited by: Mary Cole ]
Christophe Verré

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Why is onchange not working ? Show us what you're doing exactly.

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Eric Pascarello

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onblur="if(this.value.length>200){alert("Your input was too long. It was trimmed to fit.");this.value=this.value.substring(0,200);}"

Make sure you validate this on the server since it can be bypassed with a little knowledge of JavaScript.

Christophe Verré

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onblur, but he said "b4 he leaves teh field", which in clear means "before he leaves the field"
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b4 he leaves teh field .pls advice

Mary Cole, "b4" "teh" and "pls" are not words. Please refrain from using such abbreviations in your posts and use real words. Please read this for more information.

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