hi, i inputted a string in a text area where i used <enter> to start new lines and then saved it in the database. when i retrieved the string from the database the format is retained when i display it in a textarea but when i tried to display it in an ordinary table the supposedly next line of strings was displayed on the same line. how do i go about this? thanks.
This sounds like a HTML problem: the carriage return or line feeds are being ignored by the browser. You can either wrap the table data contents in a presentation tag <pre>present \n this \n\t data</pre> or you can use a StringTokenizer to cut the end of line characters and swop them with a HTML break <br> I hope I understood correctly... Dave