Attribute for <INPUT ...>
MAXLENGTH = integer

MAXLENGTH sets the maximum number of characters for text or password fields.

<FORM ACTION="../cgi-bin/mycgi.pl">
account ID: <INPUT TYPE=TEXT NAME="accountID" MAXLENGTH=4><BR>
password:   <INPUT TYPE=PASSWORD NAME="password" MAXLENGTH=8>
<P><INPUT TYPE=SUBMIT VALUE="submit">
</FORM>

gives us this form:

account ID:
password:





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