Mason240 Mason240 - 1 month ago 7
CSS Question

How do you match up the size and maxlength of a text input box?

How do you match up the size and maxlength of a text input box? It is very annoying that the maxlength and size attributes don't line up and are dependent on the font use.

Example input:<input type="text" size="4" maxlength="4" />


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Any suggestions?

Answer

I don't think it will match up and it will very depending on the browser. Best bet is to use CSS to set the width of the input.

<input type="text" maxlength="4" value="1234" />

input {width:30px;}

http://jsfiddle.net/BqEsd/67/

You could also come up with some sort of function to size it based off of character, font size, and language. Something like this for example..

Example:

http://jsfiddle.net/krishollenbeck/ohpy5L95/3/