Roman Pominov Roman Pominov - 1 year ago 201
Javascript Question

Chrome counts characters wrong in textarea with maxlength attribute

Here is an example:

$(function() {
$('#test').change(function() {

<script src=""></script>
<textarea id=test maxlength=10></textarea>
length = <span id=length>0</span>

Fill textarea with lines (one character at one line) until browser allows.
When you finish, leave textarea, and js code will calculate characters too.

So in my case I could enter only 7 characters (including whitespaces) before chrome stopped me. Although value of maxlength attribute is 10:


Answer Source

Your carriage returns are considered 2 characters each when it comes to maxlength.


But it seems that the javascript only could one of the \r\n (I am not sure which one) which only adds up to 7.