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Re: Limit on <TEXTAREA>

From: Steven Champeon <schampeo@hesketh.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 17:53:04 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19971219175304.009c54f0@wasabi.hesketh.com>
To: Diana.L.Runski@PAX01.usace.army.mil
Cc: www-talk@www0.cern.ch
At 12:12 PM 12/19/97 -0500, Diana.L.Runski@PAX01.usace.army.mil graced us
with:
> I have a <TEXTAREA> on my HTML page which stops accepting input after 30,000
> characters are entered.  When I submit the page, the rest of the processing
> works successfully.

Use two textareas. It works fine, so it is merely a limit in Netscape's
implementation of TEXTAREA. I encountered this in NS3.* and NS4.* and
had to use two textareas and MAXLENGTH=30000 as a workaround. It is not
a limitation in POST itself, nor is it specified in HTML.

Incidentally, the www-talk list isn't for problems with specific
implementations of HTML browsers, but rather for discussions of HTML 
itself. For helpful resources which are intended to do so, see the
following pages:

 http://www.hesketh.com/lists/
 http://www.highfive.com/h5/babble.html
 http://www.webmonster.net/lists/

HTH,
Steve

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