[Python-au] textarea returns and newlines

Mike Dewhirst miked at dewhirst.com.au
Mon Jan 16 04:55:04 CET 2006


Kinsley Turner wrote:
> 
>>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?

I'm going back to the drawing board. I've got different things happening 
when I do a test from scratch. Must be me.

Sorry to bother you.

Thanks

Mike

> 
> 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 ?
> 
> -kt
> 



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