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Posted on 2011-02-24
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input textbox that posts and displays $text as multiple lines

I am not looking for an html textbox because html is too disorganized.


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Question by:rgb192
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<form action="./thisfile.php" method="POST">
<textarea name="text"></textarea>
<input type="submit">
</form>
<?php
print nl2br($_POST['text']);
?>
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this is the raw way without any validations or anything,... this one can be xss'd
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by:pmainardi
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ID: 34975280
<?php
$newline_every_so_many_characters=40;

$text="Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In et nunc vitae tortor consequat auctor. In euismod, quam tincidunt luctus sollicitudin, mi elit lobortis libero, at posuere ipsum risus id leo. Donec nunc justo, iaculis vel molestie non, sodales vitae eros. Aliquam consequat, lacus et elementum tincidunt, nulla mi molestie mi, condimentum semper sem tortor eu nibh. Etiam lacus mauris, consectetur vel viverra rutrum, consectetur eget libero. Praesent placerat sodales turpis sed porta. Duis posuere urna enim, ac mattis nisi. Vivamus semper, tortor ac accumsan congue, lacus est tristique magna, sed scelerisque arcu ipsum quis tellus. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Sed tellus ante, condimentum eget ultricies sit amet, venenatis sed justo.";

$tidy_text = wordwrap($text, $newline_every_so_many_characters, "\n");
?>


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>textbox</title>

</head>
<body>
<div id="container">      


<h1>Textbox</h1>

<?php

  echo "
  <p>Tidy text:</p>
  <form>
  <textarea name='Tydy' rows='15' cols='50'>".$tidy_text."</textarea><br />
  </form>";
   
?>
</div>
</body>
</html>
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by:rgb192
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thanks
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