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From "Affan Qureshi" <quere...@etilize.com>
Subject Re: line breaks
Date Wed, 22 Jan 2003 07:13:07 GMT
Sorry for the last post. Actually it was a GZip filter that was not
preserving the line breaks.

But your point still holds. And that may be the reason for the equality
comparison not working quite right.

I will try to take out all line-breaks before comaprison.

Affan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Affan Qureshi" <quereshi@etilize.com>
To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: line breaks


> Well thats interesting coz I am experiencing it a bit differently. I have
> line breaks in the DB but when they show values in the textarea the text
> appears as one block. However if you enter line breaks in the textarea and
> then Save the data it goes into the DB *with* the line breaks. But when it
> is loaded back again the line-breaks disappear.
>
> This has to do something with the population of HTML controls with the
data
> because my form-bean values do have line breaks (in setters and getters).
> Also if I print these values using <html:write> I get the line breaks as
in
> the DB. But not in case of <html:textarea>. Quite strange.
>
> Affan
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ben Starr" <b.starr@qut.edu.au>
> To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 10:45 AM
> Subject: Re: line breaks
>
>
> > I looked into this once and as far as I can remember browsers will
happily
> > read files containing \r (Mac), \n (Unix) or \r\n (Windows) line breaks
> and
> > display them as separate lines in a text area. However, when they are
> > submitted back to the server they are always submitted as just \r. I'm
not
> > sure if this is part of the W3C HTML standard but it is what I found
from
> > experimenting with various browsers and line breaks. This may be why
your
> > equals comparison is not working.
> >
> > Ben
> >
> >
> > > My problem is that the data in my DB and the form-beans contain line
> breaks
> > > but when I populate <nested:textarea> or <html:textarea> with these
> values
> > > the line-breaks go away and I see the text as one block.
> > >
> > > BTW I am using redirect=true but I dont think that should make a
> difference.
> > >
> > > Anyone with such experience/ideas? Thanks for your help.
> > >
> > > Affan
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Max Kremer" <mkremer@datastay.com>
> > > To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > > Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 1:31 AM
> > > Subject: Re: line breaks
> > >
> > >
> > >> I use SQL server to populate TEXTAREAs from the DB and update the DB
as
> > >> well.
> > >> I'm using the <html:textarea> struts tag to accomplish this, and
I'm
> not
> > >> experiencing any problems.
> > >> If  I understand your message correctly you're saying that the string
> > > value
> > >> is not coming directly from the DB but from Swing.
> > >> Its probably something along the way thats messing up your string.
> > >>
> > >> ----- Original Message -----
> > >> From: "Affan Qureshi" <quereshi@etilize.com>
> > >> To: "struts-user" <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > >> Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2003 9:10 AM
> > >> Subject: line breaks
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>> I am using Struts 1.1b2, Tomcat 4.1.12 LE, on Win2K.
> > >>>
> > >>> I have a strange issue. I have a TEXTAREA type control that gets
> > > populated
> > >>> from values in database. The value in the database has some line
> breaks.
> > > I
> > >>> store that value in a variable called: "OLD_VALUE". Then I display
the
> > >> value
> > >>> in the TEXTAREA and when i get it back(from form-bean) after the
form
> is
> > >>> submitted (without changing the value) i store it in a variable
called
> > >>> "NEW_VALUE". The two DON'T evaluate String.equals() to "true". When
I
> > >> paste
> > >>> them in notepad I see that OLD_VALUE has line-breaks while the
> NEW_VALUE
> > >>> does not have line breaks.
> > >>>
> > >>> Has anyone else faced the same problem? I guess it has something to
do
> > >> with
> > >>> \r and \r\n for line breaks on different platforms.
> > >>>
> > >>> BTW the data in the database is saved in Oracle 8i through a Swing
> > >>> client/server app. The App-Server for Swing app is Weblogic on
Solaris
> > > for
> > >>> SunSPARC. Then the data gets imported to XML and then to MySQL on
> Win2K.
> > >>> Then the Struts app loads and display/edits it in the above form.
> > >>>
> > >>> Thanks and regards,
> > >>>
> > >>> Affan
> > >>>
> > >>>
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