Formatting inside a <textarea>

I tried to put formatted text out to the browser when it was inside a
textarea and got to
look at markup. This might just be an HTML question. Is there a
construct that will let
me bound the size of text display with rows and cols like
but also let me
html-format the internal text? I suppose I could hack up a table to use

Maybe there is a CSS solution where I sort of roll my own

that has
some properties
of limiting size. Theoretically there could be a way.

Warren Fred

Of course there is a way. I’ve even used it, a while back. overflow:
scroll, or
overflow-y: auto. Et cetera.

Warren S.