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Convert line breaks from plain text into HTML formatted paragraphs

Posted on 2009-05-07
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How can I convert line breaks from plain text into HTML formatted paragraphs?

For example, if I have a text area field containing plain text with several paragraphs (or line breaks), how can I enclose each paragraph with <p></p> tags?

Then the resulting HTML formatted text would output to another text area field.

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Question by:techzzz
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use the <pre> tag

for example

<pre>
Now is the time
for all good men
to come to the
aid of their country.
</pre>

Is not reformated.  The end of lines are preserved
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Does that make sense?

Or, are you asking to convert the user input from a text, or textarea into HTML?

In which case, you want the javascript to surround the value with the <pre> tag for you.

Which is it?
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Can you provide a more complete example?
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var text = inputTextField.value;
formattedString = text.replace(/^/mg, "<p>").replace(/$/mg, "</p>");
outputTextfield.value = formattedString;
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var text = document.getElementById("textareaid").value;

text = text.split("\n").join("<p>"); 

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Yes, I want to convert user input from a textarea field, and then output the new code to another textarea field.
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