JavaScript Character Count


This script shows you how to add a character count to a form. It sets a max character limit of 200.

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Please note: The onkeyUp attribute of the TextArea tag is not supported in Netscape Navigator 6.0


Script Source


<form NAME="c_count">

<input type="text" name="count" value="200" size="3" onFocus="this.blur" readonly>


<textarea rows="5" cols="50" name="smsInput" wrap
val = this.value;
if (val.length > 200) {
alert('Sorry, the limit of 200 characters has been reached');
this.value = val.substring(0,200);



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