Preserve user input in text area on submission and recall?

I have a form that’s part of a basic CMS I’ve been developing following a tutorial and I’m after a method that would let a user type what they want, i.e.

"Hello.

Goodbye"

But preserve that carriage return without having to input any code which isn’t particularly user friendly. When I do it by simple submission and then entry into a database it just seems to return it all as one long string.

Any advice or good tutorials?

The text area submits with the carriage returns as entered.

I think you may need to take your server-side code to an appropriate forum, such as the php forum so that they can work out why you’re losing the carriage returns.

Ok thanks

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