I'm trying to create textarea input that is lined - much like the way a ruled notepad is. I'm after a dashed line that appears equidistant between the top and bottom of each line of text displayed. I've managed to get the effect working on a paragraph tag but can't seem to get the textarea to do the same - as shown in the code below.

Is it possible to do this in a textarea or should I bite the bullet and just use a background image?

Code HTML4Strict:
<html>
<head>
<style type="text/css">
	textarea, p{
		font-family: georgia;
		font-size: 16px;
		line-height: 200%;
		display:inline;
		border-bottom: black 1px dashed;
		padding: 0 0 6px 0;
	}
 
	textarea {
		outline: none;
		resize: none;
		border: none;
		overflow: auto;
	}
</style>
</head>
<body>
 
<p>
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</p>
<br /><br /><br /><br />
<hr />
<br /><br /><br /><br />
<textarea rows="10" cols="100">
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</textarea>
 
</body>
</html>