[whatwg] [wf2] maxlength attribute on file causes problems
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Dec 15 14:48:50 PST 2005
On Thu, 15 Dec 2005, Hallvord R M Steen wrote:
> 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..
We had this problem with a <textarea> element too, but the site got fixed.
Have you tried contacting the sites in question?
> Would it be a good idea to invent a new attribute, "maxbytes" or
> "filesize" perhaps, to be more compatible with existing content?
I'd just drop the feature altogether if we did that, or use min/max
instead, but yeah, might be worth considering.
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