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Old 07-30-2002, 12:56 PM   #1
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Question How does Apache do HTML textareas?


I am trying to keep the text input into an HTML textarea the same as it was input, but when I pass it to Apache and even run it through the code to seperate the hex values and spaces etc. the newline characters get lost somwhere. LQ handles it great. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Josh
Old 07-30-2002, 03:11 PM   #2
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i don't know what scripting lang. u happen to use.
when i used php with apache the utility ( command ) "nl2br" fixed the problem for me.

i input the data from the textarea to a database and then to display ....i read the database and pass it through "nl2br" and then print it ...

try it out .... in PHP.

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I am using perl 5 and the POST method. I can't figure it out.

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Old 07-30-2002, 03:34 PM   #4
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I run Apache with perl v5.6.0 and use POST. It works fine with textfields but not textareas
Old 07-31-2002, 12:34 AM   #5
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Figured It Out

I figured it out. Here's the code if anyone is interested:


use strict;
use CGI;
use CGI::Carp 'fatalsToBrowser';

my $cgi = new CGI;

print $cgi->header();

my $data = $cgi->param('the_name_of_your_textarea_goes_here');

my $filename='test.dat';
open (LOG, ">>$filename");
print LOG "$data\n";
close (LOG);

print "Data now saved\n";



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