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i have a tag like this:
<h:inputTextArea cols="60" rows="10" styleClass="text_area">

when the user enter a text like this:
a
b
c

The output appear: abc

it must be as input.
can anybody help me ???
 
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You need to output it preformatted. You can either output it in a h:inputTextarea or in a component/HTMLelement to your choice where on you apply the CSS white-space:pre property.

If you don't want to output it preformatted, but as truetype or whatever text, then you need to convert newlines to HTML <br> elements. You know, a linebreak in plain HTML is to be represented with the <br> element. You can use String#replace() or JSTL's fn:replace for this.

Edit: sorry for countless edits; the darn forum engine apparently got a new bug in parsing HTML entities.
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