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"Proper" code for HTML textarea?

Aquatix

New Member
Does anyone have the proper ("pure" if you will) code for a textarea which allows HTML?

I figured since Iframes are SO hated that this was a suitable alternative for what I'm planning.

The only examples I've found of what I'm looking for are all from those crappy "HTML help" websites which seem to be run by teenage girls who just steal code from each others websites.

Not only were most examples totally screwed, but a few of them played havock with certain browsers, so...

If anyone has some nice clean code to do what I'm looking for, it'd be much appreciated.

:)
 

dawizman

New Member
There is no code to display HTML code. To print something like <HTML> to the page, you are actually putting the following:

&amplt;HTML&ampgt;


Even look at the code for this page. You will see that <HTML> in my post is shown as &amplt;HTML&ampgt;
 
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Aquatix

New Member
Even look at the code for this page. You will see that <HTML> in my post is shown as &amplt;HTML&ampgt;
WTF?! All I'm looking for is the code to display a textarea - ie: [textarea][/textarea] - but one which allows formatted HTML to be displayed inside it.

Look at the attachment if you STILL don't see what I mean. :rolleyes:
 

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dawizman

New Member
Well, I am assuming you are writing HTML tutorials, correct??

If so, I will show you some examples. Here is a piece of code from this very page. Here is part of my post:


PHP:
There is no code to display HTML code. To print something like &lt;HTML&gt; to the page, you are actually putting the following:<br />&amplt;HTML&ampgt;<br />
<br />
<br />
Even look at the code for this page. You will see that &lt;HTML&gt; in my post is shown as &amplt;HTML&ampgt;</font></td>

HThere is no command that shows HTML tags. Unless you devise a script that converts < to &amp;lt; and > to &amp;gt; then you will be stuck using &amp;lt; and &amp;gt;
 

Aquatix

New Member
Are you just trying to piss me off or something?!

I'm not writing any tutorials - I'm re-designing a site which previously used Iframes. Instead, I'll be using TEXTAREAS WHICH ALLOW HTML TO BE USED INSIDE THEM, as in, "A SCROLLING BOX WHICH CAN SUPPORT FORMATTING VIA HTML".

I thought that was pretty simple? I'm not stupid; I can see without even looking what code makes up these pages and I don't need telling what &lt; and &gt; are for - all I wanted was a nice piece of tidy textarea code.

Jeebus! :mad:
 

Aquatix

New Member
Goddamnit! "Textarea which allows formatted HTML to be placed within it", not "textarea with really naff background colours and specified fonts"...

I'd have been quicker just figuring it out myself and writing some fresh code to do the damn job!
 

dawizman

New Member
OMG, you Brits I tell ya! Why dont you google it if you're not going to make yourself clear and then freak out.
 

Aquatix

New Member
The only examples I've found of what I'm looking for are all from those crappy "HTML help" websites which seem to be run by teenage girls who just steal code from each others websites.
That's what I got when I searched at Google. FFS, I posted a screenshot of what I was talking about. I didn't think it was that hard to understand!

Damn Canadians... :p
 

dawizman

New Member
Well, can you post any examples other than that picture, because that picture looks like it has really naff background colours and specified fonts and nothing else. Any other examples may help.
 

MaGiCSuN

New Member
<div style="height: #px; width: #px; overflow: auto">
your text, html whatever here</div>

looks like an textarea because of the overflow: auto part

;) Love,
Mirna
 

keith

anti-liberal
NLC
here's a solution: make a non-gay website and don't use iframes or textareas.

it's a 'textarea', not a 'htmlarea'. textarea's show pre-formatted plain text, all html is ignored. it only takes a bit of common sense. now make a proper site and be done with it.
 
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Aquatix

New Member
Originally posted by keith
here's a solution: make a non-gay website and don't use iframes or textareas.

it's a 'textarea', not a 'htmlarea'. textarea's show pre-formatted plain text, all html is ignored. it only takes a bit of common sense. now make a proper site and be done with it.
What the ----? Is that my site? No. Don't you read these messages before you post? That's what I got when I searched at Google - that's someone elses crappy site with someone elses crappy textareas...

Where did I ever refer to a "htmlarea"?

And since you seem to know so much; assuming you need a small space which allows HTML to be used inside it and allowed to scroll, what do you recommend? It's like talking to damn stupid chimps sometimes. "Make a non-gay site"? What kind of stupid talk is that? LOSER.
 

dawizman

New Member
Originally posted by Aquatix
And since you seem to know so much; assuming you need a small space which allows HTML to be used inside it and allowed to scroll, what do you recommend? It's like talking to damn stupid chimps sometimes. "Make a non-gay site"? What kind of stupid talk is that? LOSER.

1 word... Iframe
 

dawizman

New Member
Well, if you don't like the suggestions, and If what you want is not going to work, then put on yer thinking cap anf figure something else out.
 

keith

anti-liberal
NLC
Originally posted by Aquatix
What the ----? Is that my site? No. Don't you read these messages before you post? That's what I got when I searched at Google - that's someone elses crappy site with someone elses crappy textareas...

Where did I ever refer to a "htmlarea"?

And since you seem to know so much; assuming you need a small space which allows HTML to be used inside it and allowed to scroll, what do you recommend? It's like talking to damn stupid chimps sometimes. "Make a non-gay site"? What kind of stupid talk is that? LOSER.
i know that's not your site, and i never said it was. i simply told you to make a non-gay site... and i never said you referred to the fictitious htmlarea. i referred to it.

you see, i made it up. it's called illustrating stupidity through absurdity. anyone who has a clue knows htmlareas don't exist. point number one.

point number two: iframes are the only thing you can use that will do what you want. get it now? that's what everyone's been trying to tell you! and here's another deep thought: if you don't like iframes, then just don't use them! huh?!?! hope i didn't blow your mind there, copernicus. your inability to understand simple fact doesn't make us the stupid chimps.

don't say anything else, you'll only make yourself look even more stupid than you already have [that and no one likes a wise-ass with a piss-poor, condescending attitude].

let me see here: you want something that acts exactly like an iframe, because you don't want to use an iframe because everyone hates them? what?!?!

so... who's the "damn stupid chimp"? :rolleyes:
 

Aquatix

New Member
iframes are the only thing you can use that will do what you want.
Look who's wrong again. The suggestion that MaGiCSuN made does exactly what I wanted but without using Iframes.

I'm not gonna argue with you. Now, pardon me whilst I get back to perfecting my condescending attitude. :rolleyes:
 
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