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multi word values in HTML form text box

Gary Ross

Joined: Aug 12, 2001
Posts: 1
I am using the following JSP code to insert text from a String in a simple Java bean (using appropriate accessor method) into a text box in a form on a web page:
<input type="text" name="newAnswerText" size="75" value=<%=BeanName.getTextAnswer(qIndex,i)%> >
If the returned string value is "Have a nice day" for example, then only the first word "Have" appears in the text box. As a check, I copied the value to the server window using a "System.println(..)" command and the full string is stored in the bean. It seems that at the last moment of transfer from the bean to the web page text box, it loses all the other words.
I'm using Tomcat3.2.2.
Any solutions?
Gary R.
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 17276

Yup - don't blame tomcat, look at the HTML source you just generated:

Does that look like legitimate HTML to you? You quoted every attribute EXCEPT the one attribute you needed to quote the most!

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Joined: Aug 06, 2001
Posts: 34

I got same problem solved this way
write value in double(")quotes.

<input type="text" name="newAnswerText" size="75"
value="<%=BeanName.getTextAnswer(qIndex,i)%>" >

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