July 28th, 2000, 07:51 AM
I am making a resume site in which I am asking the user to input his resume in a textarea and through post methot i am sending this details to another file my problem is that when I display the value the whole of the fomatting spaces and enter pressed are lost and what i get is an unformatted text.
Other Problem is that I have to store that textarea value in the MYSQL database and retrieve the information in the formatted manner as the user had inputted.
I will really appreciate ur help in the matter.
July 28th, 2000, 09:29 AM
You shouldn't need to do anything special to insert into mysql except addslashes() if you don't have magic_quotes on.
To display it properly, just insert it between <PRE> tags.
July 29th, 2000, 12:21 AM
Thanks for the reply but wile displaying using <pre> tags. THe <pre> tags prevent word wrapping and if any person enters a lng paragraph without any carriage returns the text will be word-wrapped in the html form but while displayed it will not be word wrapped.
July 29th, 2000, 03:59 AM
Use WRAP="physical" inside your textarea to get it to stay wrapped.
August 1st, 2000, 12:51 AM
This didn't work exactly as I wanted. Wrap=PHYSICAL does wrap but only during the feeding of the document. Is there a better way to do it.