I have a textarea input field on a form where users can either type content manually or paste in lists from notepad or columns or rows in a spreadsheet. In Firefox, it works perfectly, in IE7 and 8 the pasted information is truncated after the first carriage return if the source is columnar - it works properly if it is all on one line or in one row.
An example would be as follows.
If you copy the content of a Notepad file
and paste it into the filed in Firefox, you get
Line1 Line2 Line3 .... which then processes properly
If you paste the same content into IE, your get
and nothing more.
I need to find a way to accommodate columnar content from Notepad and spreadsheets in both environments (and Safari as well, although i haven't tested it there yet) since users will be deriving lists from a variety of sources and using notepad or a spreadsheet as a pre-processor to get the list items into the textarea.
The code snippet uses style to format the textarea, but I have tried rows and columns with no effect.
<input name="long" type="textarea" id="long" style="width: 500px; height: 60px" value="" class="field2"/>