[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 21271] New: Maxlength limits value

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Wed Oct 1 02:51:28 PDT 2008


           Summary: Maxlength limits value
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 525.x (Safari 3.1)
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Forms
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: christian at bilbasen.dk

An input field defined like this:
input type="text" value="Enter zipcode" maxlength="5"
will only show "Enter" when loaded in a Webkit browser. It seems that the
maxlength attribute limits the value.

w3c defines maxlength as "the maximum number of characters the *user* may

MS describes it like this: "The maxLength property limits the number of
characters the user can enter. The property does not limit programmatic
assignments to the value property."
See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms534157(VS.85).aspx

This bug is a showstopper on sites where the value of the field is compared to
the initial value.

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