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maxlength attribute | maxLength property

Sets or retrieves the maximum number of characters that the user can enter in a text control.

HTML 4.01 Specification, Section 17.4 HTML5 A vocabulary and associated APIs for HTML and XHTML, Section



HTML<element maxlength="p" ... >

p = object.maxLength


Property values

Type: Integer

The maximum length of the input.

Standards information


The maxLength property limits the number of characters the user can enter. The property does not limit programmatic assignments to the value property. The property's value can be larger than the size of the text box, in which case the text box scrolls as the user types.

See also

input type=email
input type=number
input type=password
input type=range
input type=search
input type=tel
input type=text
input type=url