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Snippet Name: Limit Text Area Characters

Description: Limit the number of characters that can be entered into a text area. Works with any number of text areas on the same page.

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Highlight Mode: JAVASCRIPT
Last Modified: February 27th, 2009

<script type="text/javascript">
	FUNCTION textCounter(textarea, counterID, maxLen) {
		cnt = document.getElementById(counterID);
		IF (textarea.value.length > maxLen){
			textarea.value = textarea.value.substring(0,maxLen);
		cnt.innerHTML = maxLen - textarea.value.length;
<textarea name="mytext" id="mytext" style="width:99%; height:100px;" value="" 
<span style="position: relative; left: 15;">
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" style="font-size:10px;"><tr><td>
Chars left:&nbsp;</td><td width="30" bgcolor="#ffffbb"><span id="count_display">255</span>
</td><td>&nbsp;(255 max)</td></tr></table>

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