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Added: Apr 26, 2002
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Written By: The JavaScript Source
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This neat little script will count the characters in a textarea and will not let you add more text. Browsers: IE5+ NS6+ will not work in NS4.x

<!---Head--->
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
<!-- Original: Ronnie T. Moore -->
<!-- Web Site: The JavaScript Source -->

<!-- Dynamic 'fix' by: Nannette Thacker -->
<!-- Web Site: http://www.shiningstar.net -->

<!-- This script and many more are available free online at -->
<!-- The JavaScript Source!! http://javascript.internet.com -->

<!-- Begin
function textCounter(field, countfield, maxlimit) {
if (field.value.length > maxlimit) // if too long...trim it!
field.value = field.value.substring(0, maxlimit);
// otherwise, update 'characters left' counter
else
countfield.value = maxlimit - field.value.length;
}
// End -->
</script>

<!---Body--->


 <form name=form1>
<textarea name=content cols=70 rows=18 onKeyDown="textCounter(this.form.content,this.form.remLen,4000);"
onKeyUp="textCounter(this.form.content,this.form.remLen,4000);"
onFocus="textCounter(this.form.content,this.form.remLen,4000);">
</textarea>
<br><br>
<input readonly type=text name=remLen size=4 maxlength=4 value="4000" style="border: 1px;"> characters left</font>
</form>


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