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edit field max length


From: Don Raikes
Date: Feb 18, 2020 1:09PM


I was having a discussion with a colleague about this and we didn't have a good answer.

Suppose there is an edit field in a web form. The field has a maximum length of 20.

Should there be some indication that the user has reached the maximum length, or that at least there is a maximum length?

If some indication should be provided, what is the best mechanism for the nnotification, and which WCAG 2.1 criteria does it reference?

Thanks, Donald

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