Now assigning articleContent variable to the textarea. Hmmmm, I am sure I have seen this done before, like in the admin area of vBulletin for editing templates. In the next chapter, you will learn about Html.TextArea() extension method. Embed textareas in HTML documents using the Here’s a look at how those two attributes affect the presentation of a textarea. add line in textarea. For the inquisitives: Second point above - why it happens: This only happens when: i. A textarea can only contain text, not HTML elements. Any text placed between the opening and closing textarea tags will be rendered inside the textarea element as the "default" text. They were likely converted through Javascript into contenteditable iframed documents. then onclick of a button, a popup div with id 'layer1' displays the contents of the textarea. The control associated to this field is a text box that allows users to edit multiple lines of plain text. Any help would be great. Wouldn’t you rather want to encode the HTML, unless you really, really, really trust what’s in the database? Oh,