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#1 phpnewb999

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 01:28 AM

I have a form with a textarea.  On submission of the form, everything within the textarea would be echoed on the next page.  The only thing is that everything that is echoed out is in one continuous line.  I want it so that when someone presses enter, there would be a break. 

Something like this form when starting a new topic or replying.  Where i can hit enter and when displayed on the forum, it is on a new line.  What i have done so far is onkeydown event call to check if the enter key is hit, if so do obj.value += '<br>'.  What this does is add <br> at the end of the textarea.  How can i get it so that <br> will not appear and also be placed anywhere in the textarea when entered is hit.

Thanks in advance.

#2 micah1701

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 03:50 AM

if your using PHP to echo the text area's value, you don't need any java script before submitting.
just use the nl2br() function of PHP.

<?php

echo nl2br($_POST['textarea']);

?>

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