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

Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen hallvord at hallvord.com
Fri Dec 16 13:56:38 PST 2005

On 15 Dec 2005 at 22:48, Ian Hickson wrote:

> 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

> Have you tried contacting the sites in question?

Yes, and of course Opera has excellent "site patching" opportunities 
[1] if they don't change it so for us it isn't much of a problem. I 
am still worried about this since we've found two relatively 
important sites already. I think the feature is nice but would vote 
for naming the attribute "filesize" instead.

[1] Opera's site patching documented:
Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen

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