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May 16, 2006, 11:42 PM

Post #1 of 3 (34186 views)
Not able to save in PHP Can't Post

I am trying to use htmlArea with PHP programs [form]. I copied the text from MS Word [which had all sorts of formatting] and pasted into htmlArea. On saving and retrieving it looks completely different. I see the code like "if xxxx elsexxx"

Is there something special I need to do to make it work with PHP/MySQL?


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May 17, 2006, 7:20 AM

Post #2 of 3 (34173 views)
Re: [bgmahesh] Not able to save in PHP [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm having the same problem with php running on windows with an access database. When I first create a new record it works great. But if I come back to edit the HTML text, it keeps pulling the old information that was originally there. Here is a sample of how I fill the textarea with html stored in the database:

<TEXTAREA CLASS="textarea" tabindex="5" id="writebody" NAME="writebody" ROWS="27" COLS="65" style="width: 100%" WRAP="VIRTUAL"><?php echo $strContent; ?></TEXTAREA>

This is my text area being filled with what I get from the database. I stored the html info in my variable "$strContent" and display like above. Is this the correct way of filling the textarea box with my html that I retrieve from the database? Or should I be using an HTMLArea method or function? I appreciate any help I can get.

Thank you!

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May 17, 2006, 10:15 PM

Post #3 of 3 (34164 views)
Re: [dsschimp] Not able to save in PHP [In reply to] Can't Post

Ok I finnally got it to work this time. Here is what you need to do to get this problem fixed:

Add the following line to a function that will be called when the <form> onsubmit event is triggered:

editor._textArea.value = editor.getHTML();

Make sure that you use what ever editor object you created. Mine is called "editor" like above, yours could be different. So now you can do something like this:

<script language="JavaScript">
function OkToSubmit()
editor._textArea.value = editor.getHTML();
return true;
<form action="my_script.php" method="POST" onsubmit="return OkToSubmit()">
<textarea id="writebody" name="writebody" rows="20" cols="60"></textarea>
<input type="submit" value="Submit">

By calling "editor._textArea.value = editor.getHTML();" you are insuring that what ever html/text data is added to the editor is copied in the textarea box right before you submit the page. I hope this helps people out. I'll check back to hear if it's working for others as well.

Thank you,


(This post was edited by dsschimp on May 17, 2006, 10:22 PM)


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