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Teaxtarea Wiped Out After Form Submission


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And this is an issue because if the user has made a mistake on the form and has to make a correction, he/she also now has to retype everything in the textarea again before re-submission. And the textarea's the only input device that loses its input. Input boxes are fine, as are the selected select options. Is this a natural behavior? Is there a way around it?

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When the user submits the form, you'd want to store the data from the textarea, and then insert it back into the textarea when you re-show the form with the error message.


Take a look at this tutorial: http://www.w3schools.com/php/php_forms.asp, clicking right through the chapters on making form fields required and validating the data. Specifically look at the "Keep the values in the form" section of http://www.w3schools.com/php/php_form_complete.asp.

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