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# 1  
Old 09-12-2009
how to get newline in a text box

Hi,
plz ignore the error in subject. i need new line in text area.
I am designing a JSP in which i have to display a field taken from oracle DB table in a text area.. field is first selected from oracle thru C++ and passed to jsp in a variable as one long string. the problem is while inserting into the table, line-break/newline are replaced by | symbols and inserted. while getting back the value for display, i want newlines to be displayed instead of | symbols. i tried replacing | by \n in C and passed to jsp, but in the text area, its printing \n instead of new lines.

How to achieve this, experts plzzz advice..
actual string
Quote:
unix and linux|forums|mac HP sunOS | PHP JSP
formatted o/p
Quote:
unix and linux
forums
mac HP sunOS
PHP JSP

Last edited by suresh_kb211; 09-12-2009 at 08:42 AM..
# 2  
Old 09-12-2009
can you use the <br /> tag or wrap it in <pre></pre>?
# 3  
Old 09-14-2009
the tags work in html area.. in text area, its printing everything as it is.. its printing
Quote:
suresh <br> hi<br> welcome <br>
as
Quote:
suresh <br> hi<br> welcome
<br>

and
Quote:
suresh
hi
welcome
as
.
the problem is i get the whole message as 1 complete string, if br or sum tag works, i can append it to the string that is passed from backend.

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