Maxlength allows you to set maximum length of any field on any form making use of the form API. This includes fields created using the UI. (Example: any text field on a node)
In D6 Maxlength allows you to set maximum lengths to the body, title and CCK textfields of any content type (node).

When the maximum length is enforced for a field, while editing content of that type some Java Script will countdown how many characters are left, also if the Javascript is turned off, it falls back to form API validation.

Current maintainership is done by Inovae and jm.federico and Schnitzel (sponsored by Amazee Labs)

Use 7.x-3.x in D7

7.x-3.x is a re-write of the module making use of all the improvements made in D7.

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