Leading blanks in text areas


#1

I’ve been struggling with this for a while now and I give up. I
searched and searched but couldn’t find the answer either. My edit
form has a text area with the following HTML

Description


<%=@workout.description%>

Whenever the page loads, 10 extra blank spaces are in the text box
before the description. The spaces are not in the database. If I don’t
remove them before saving, the blanks get saved to the database. Any
ideas on why this is happening? I changed the code to an input field
and the problem goes away.

Thanks,
jankers


#2

On 09/01/07, jankers removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

    <p><b>Description</b><br>
      <textarea cols="40" id="workout_description"

name=“workout[description]” rows=“5” wrap=“virtual”>
<%=@workout.description%>

Whenever the page loads, 10 extra blank spaces are in the text box
before the description. The spaces are not in the database.

Change it to:

<%=@workout.description%>

(ie, remove the line break after your textarea tag) and you should be
set.

…j


#3

If i look at your html code it looks like there are ten spaces after
the start textarea tag and the <%=…

Rasmus