[whatwg] <textarea> maxlength vs. wrap (Web Forms 2.0 2004-06-27)

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Aug 25 16:50:02 PDT 2004

On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, Wrigley, Ave wrote:
> This is a very good point. My feeling is that the maxlength should apply 
> to the number of characters that are submitted, although I am surprised 
> that this is different from the number seen by the DOM. I guess the 
> correct implementation would be for the DOM value to include the line 
> breaks.

The DOM couldn't include the line breaks; if it did, then changing the 
cols attribute dynamically would result in broken wrapping.

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