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echo doesn't render <textarea> wording as it was entered in a form with space between paragrahs, etc.

Posted on 2011-04-26
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Last Modified: 2013-12-12
Hello Experts:

I can see new lines in mysql, but when I echo the wording, every line runs together.  

Here's my code:
<div id="copy"><?php echo $row_Recordset1['Copy']; ?></div>

Thank you, help is appreciated.

Question by:comprows
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Expert Comment

by:Greg Alexander
ID: 35472223
This may do it for you

<div id="copy"><?php echo nl2br($row_Recordset1['Copy']); ?></div>

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Author Comment

ID: 35472384
That didn't work for me, but that might be because there isn't a \nl in the copy.  There is space between paragraphs though.  You can see it here in the copy shown below from the text area:

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Accepted Solution

hielo earned 2000 total points
ID: 35472417
try adding a white-space:pre rule in your css:
<style type="text/css">
<div id="copy" style="white-space:pre;"><?php echo htmlentities($row_Recordset1['Copy'], ENT_QUOTES); ?></div>

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 35472536
Thanks to both Experts!

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