html format

Hi, i have a text field in html format "It is a <span>sunny </span>
day. <br> Bye"
When i put in the rhtml
<%= news.text_field %>
I get printed the text with the tags inside....
is there a to_html or soemthing like that?

thanks

Christian

You may need to provide some more information about what your trying to do.

An HTML Text field, or textarea will not render as html. They
only contain text. Perhaps something like tinyMCE or similar
javascript powered rich editor is what your after.

Daniel

I will try to explain it better...
It is not for editing or creating a text. I already have the text in
my table-database

I have
<% for new in @news %>
    Title:<h1><%= new.title.to_s %></h1>
    <br>
    <%= new.title.text %>
    <br>
<%end>

And the text field has html tags inside (divs and spans)
The result is that the text printed is with the tags.For example

              Title: New Member in the Society
              The society wants to <span class="bold">announce</span>
that: <br> Mr etc, etc
Title: New Member in the Society
              The society wants to <span class="bold">announce</span>
that: <br> Mr etc, etc

Where does the text method come from in this line?

<%= new.title.text %>

It seems that title is an attribute of the AR model, but there is no
text method that I know of on String. What kind of object is it?

sorry....

<%= new.text %>

text is the name of the field

thanks

Cool. That makes more sense to me.

There is nothing imediate that jumps to mind except that at some point it seems that the tags are being escaped.

If you select these directly from the database, or using the console. Is the markup like

The society wants to announce
that:
Mr etc, etc

Or is the tags escaped? Like

The society wants to <span class=“bold”&gr;announce</span>
that: <br> Mr etc, etc

In the screen I get it
The society wants to <span class="bold">announce</span>
that: <br> Mr etc, etc

The society wants to &lt;span class="bold"&gr;announce&lt;/span&gt;
that: &lt;br&gt; Mr etc, etc

I get it printed like
The society wants to <span class="bold">announce</span>
that: <br> Mr etc, etc

but in the Page Source it is tags escaped ....

The society wants to &lt;span class="bold"&gr;announce&lt;/span&gt;
that: &lt;br&gt; Mr etc, etc

I found the problem.

I had
<%=h new.text %>

not
<%= new.text %>

Anyway thank you very much Daniel