[Python-au] textarea returns and newlines

Kinsley Turner kingsleyturner at westpac.com.au
Mon Jan 16 03:17:15 CET 2006

> I'm working up a web thingy and have struck a problem with CGI textarea 
> objects. It may be because I'm writing and testing in Windows but 
> deploying and runnning on Linux/Apache.
> Multi-line text I collect gains \\r\\n without being asked. Here is an 
> example copied directly from a textarea box ...
>      "... partly of course.\\r\\n\\r\\nOn the other hand ..."
> It was originally entered as  ...
>      "... partly of course.
>      On the other hand ..."

You've checked the encoded request from the client right -
I mean, is it like that before you even start to parse it?

IIRC HTTP uses \r\n as EOLN.

Is there are reason why you can't/don't want to just replace them
with a local EOLN ?



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