[whatwg] <textarea> maxlength vs. wrap (Web Forms 2.0 2004-06-27)
whatwg at neworbit.org
Wed Aug 11 10:51:21 PDT 2004
When a <textarea> has wrap="hard", does the maxlength refer to the
number of characters entered by the user (and seen by the DOM) or the
number of characters submitted by the form, i.e. including the extra
The definition of maxlength says it is "the maximum length of the input,
in terms of numbers of characters". I can see why, from an
implementation point of view, you would want to base it on the number of
characters seen by the DOM. However, this might be counter-intuitive for
developers, who might expect it to limit the number of characters
submitted (even if the server should handle this situation).
Could the definition of wrap="hard" take this into account?
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