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COLS indicates how many characters (not pixels) wide the text area should be.
ROWS indicates how many rows should be in the text area. Both attributes are required
<TEXTAREA ...> tag. These attributes do not set any limit on how much can be typed in,
just how much of the textarea is visible.
Here's a comparison between some small and large values of these attributes:
While the values you choose depend on the situation, we usually find that
ROWS (the second example) give a nice typing space without
taking up too much page.