[whatwg] [wf2] maxlength attribute on file causes problems

Hallvord R M Steen hallvors at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 05:00:44 PST 2005

Some websites use "maxlength" attributes on file inputs. Of the more
important ones, GMX.de's webmail AFAIK uses a maxlength=255 for their
attachment form. Obviously when a WF2-compliant browser interprets
this as a file size limit you can't attach much..

Would it be a good idea to invent a new attribute, "maxbytes" or
"filesize" perhaps, to be more compatible with existing content?
Hallvord R. M. Steen

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