where the message is a request attribute containing the string "The Lake". This string contains 3 whitespace between the words 'The' and 'Lake'. I need to display the message in the same way it is present but <cut tag trims the whitespaces between the words and the string is displayed with only 1 whitespace between them.
One thing to keep in mind is that HTML renderers (per their spec) will trim whitespace. Before looking at the cut tag, or any other server side technology, always make sure to view the HTML source to see if the whitespace is actually being trimmed before it reaches your browser.