I finally got around trying your recommendation and it worked
flawlessly. Thanks a ton.
On Jun 13, 3:32 am, "T.J. Crowder" <t...@crowdersoftware.com> wrote:
> String#escapeHTML doesn't do anything with embedded newlines; it
> "Converts HTML special characters to their entity equivalents."
> Newlines aren't special HTML characters, they're just whitespace.
> You can easily do what you want with a String#replace:
> after = before.replace(/\n/g, "<br/>");
> Be sure you do the replace *after* you escape the HTML, otherwise
> you'll end up with the <br/> displayed literally. So:
> after = before.escapeHTML().replace(/\n/g, "<br/>");
> I don't think browsers ever put a \r before the \n in textareas, but I
> couldn't swear to it, so if it were me I'd probably hedge my bets and
> optionally include it:
> after = before.escapeHTML().replace(/\r?\n/g, "<br/>");
> T.J. Crowder
> tj / crowder software / com
> Independent Software Engineer, consulting services available
> On Jun 12, 8:36 pm, Kash <kaushikagra...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hey Guys,
> > I am using the escapeHTML() string function in the following manner.
> > $('divElement').update( stringInput.escapeHTML() );
> > Now my stringInput is something like "This is a test\nThis should be a
> > new line!!!"
> > The \n does not show up as a new line on my HTML page. Was hoping
> > someone could guide me what a work around could be so that a new line
> > shows up on my HTML page. I did try putting <br/> instead of
> > \n. But it just shows up as something weird on the HTML page. Please
> > help.
> > P.s: I would still like to keep using escapeHTML, so a solution which
> > doesn't involve removing escapeHTML from the code would help...
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