A textarea with maximum characters allowed


Add this script

<script type=”text/javascript”>

Form field Limiter script- By Dynamic Drive
For full source code and more DHTML scripts, visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com
This credit MUST stay intact for use

var ns6=document.getElementById&&!document.all

function restrictinput(maxlength,e,placeholder){
if (window.event&&event.srcElement.value.length>=maxlength)
return false
else if (e.target&&e.target==eval(placeholder)&&e.target.value.length>=maxlength){
var pressedkey=/[a-zA-Z0-9\.\,\/]/ //detect alphanumeric keys
if (pressedkey.test(String.fromCharCode(e.which)))

function countlimit(maxlength,e,placeholder){
var theform=eval(placeholder)
var lengthleft=maxlength-theform.value.length
var placeholderobj=document.all? document.all[placeholder] : document.getElementById(placeholder)
if (window.event||e.target&&e.target==eval(placeholder)){
if (lengthleft<0)

function displaylimit(thename, theid, thelimit){
var theform=theid!=””? document.getElementById(theid) : thename
var limit_text='<b><span id=”‘+theform.toString()+'”>’+thelimit+'</span></b> characters remaining on your input limit’
if (document.all||ns6)
if (document.all){
eval(theform).onkeypress=function(){ return restrictinput(thelimit,event,theform)}
eval(theform).onkeyup=function(){ countlimit(thelimit,event,theform)}
else if (ns6){
document.body.addEventListener(‘keypress’, function(event) { restrictinput(thelimit,event,theform) }, true);
document.body.addEventListener(‘keyup’, function(event) { countlimit(thelimit,event,theform) }, true);


Add the TextArea

<form name=”sampleform”>

<input type=”text” name=”george” size=20><br>
<textarea name=”john” id=”johndoe” cols=25 rows=15></textarea><br>


Add this to display the remaining chars
<input type=”text” name=”george”><br>


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