[whatwg] Text areas with pattern attributes?

Peter Kasting pkasting at google.com
Mon Aug 24 10:49:35 PDT 2009

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Chris Taylor <Chris.Taylor at figureout.com>wrote:

> It's been mentioned before about limiting the length of text permissible in
> a <textarea> element, specifically for forums.

<textarea> is defined to support maxlength already (
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-textarea-element ).

I think "pattern" is significantly less valuable than "maxlength", but it
wouldn't be too difficult to add support for it.  I vote weakly against.

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