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Nathan England

Joined: Jul 13, 2009
Posts: 20

I'm running into a confusing issue. I have a Struts 1.1 application.

I cannot seem to get line breaks to appear on the page after putting them into my

For example, I am using ActionMessages to display the dynamic messages on the page. Here is a property that is getting read:

code from my JSP:

Instead of the page rendering:

Search yielded no results.

it is rendering:

Search yielded no results.<br>Please CONTINUE.

Note, no line return, and the page is actually showing the <br> tag, and not recognizing it as HTML.

So, now my text values in are very ugly, and all strung out in one huge line with no line breaks. I'm not sure what I might be doing wrong.

Any ideas on what I might try? Any workarounds?

David Newton

Joined: Sep 29, 2008
Posts: 12617

The "workaround" is to read the tag docs and use the "filter" attribute.
I agree. Here's the link:
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