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Format text inside INPUT

Posted on 2009-05-06
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Hello experts,

I have a problem with text formatting inside input tag.
I'm trying to take line down inside input field and it's not working, please help.

When i'm typing text that width bigger that 400px it not going one line down.
Each time that i'm pressing enter inside input my form submitted.

Please assist.
<tr>
            <td>
                <input style="width: 400px; height: 100px;" type="text" name="Problem" />
           
            </td>

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Question by:DanSmir
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by:abel
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I think what you are after is the <textarea></textarea> element, which should be used for multiline text boxes instead.
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So, altogether that becomes:

<textarea style="width: 400px; height: 100px;" name="Problem" id ="Problem"></textarea>
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by:Ali Kayahan
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you should use ;
<textarea cols = '10' rows = '5' name = 'nomoreproblem'></textarea>
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by:abel
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@ali: the cols/rows are deprecated in favor of CSS width/height.
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10x!!!!
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by:Ali Kayahan
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@abel : thanks for your notice but not deprecated , w3's definition for it ;
"The size of a textarea can be specified by the cols and rows attributes, or even better; through CSS' height and width properties"
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by:abel
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Indeed, you are right, apologies. And if you check the xhmtl1-strict DTD, it even says it is required, which means you actually have to use them. For finer control, however, I would always recommend using width/height as well.



<!ATTLIST textarea
  %attrs;
  %focus;
  name        CDATA          #IMPLIED
  rows        %Number;       #REQUIRED
  cols        %Number;       #REQUIRED
  disabled    (disabled)     #IMPLIED
  readonly    (readonly)     #IMPLIED
  onselect    %Script;       #IMPLIED
  onchange    %Script;       #IMPLIED
  >

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