Wondering if there is a Rails recipe out there to help me handle a
large amount of text entry.
Basically, the user can enter text with variable spacing (extra spaces,
newlines). I don’t want to allow HTML or other formatting at this
time. Just basic text entry. Of course, special characters need to
I created the column to store this value in mySQL using migration’s
“text” field type.
I save what is entered. It looks pretty normal when browsing the
database. However, when displaying the value back out to the screen,
all spacing is lost, naturally. I imagine I’ll have to do some
encoding of space and newline characters before putting the text entry
field value to the database. But I figured I’d check with the
community because it’d seem there’d be a better way, perhaps with a
helper I’m unaware of.