[thelist] Access text box sizing question

Matthew Fischer mfischer at e-fishsolutions.com
Fri Nov 17 15:24:16 CST 2000

This will give the user an alert if they type a 161st character, then chop it off (if they have javascript enabled, obviously):


function tooLong() {

    if (document.myForm.test.value.length > 160) {
    alert('Please limit your input in this field to 160 characters.');
    document.myForm.test.value = document.myForm.test.value.substring(0,160);


<form name="myForm">
<textarea name="test" cols="40" rows="4" onKeyUp="tooLong()">

On 11/17/00 at 12:35 PM, prowak at yahoo.com (David Prowak) wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a data entry form that includes a text box
> that I want to use for a field that has a size of 160
> chars (max).  I have set the width of the text box to
> hold 40 chars.  Also, I have created the text box to
> be 4 lines "tall".  But, if while entering data into
> the text box, I continue to hit enter after the 4th
> line, the text box keep scrolling onto the next line.
> How do enforce the text box to adhere to containing a
> maximum of 4 40 character lines?

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