Populate textarea with Multiple Newlines

I'm having trouble pre-populationg textarea with content that has
multiple newlines. It seems to be treating two \n characters as one
\n character. In fact I believe we have a \r\n\r\n but for some
reason the text area is not showing me the extra new line.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

<textarea name="content"><%= @content %></textarea>

where @content is:

This is paragraph one

This is paragraph two

This is paragraph three

The textarea will show:

This is paragraph one
This is paragraph two
This is paragraph three

Somehow it's ignoring the multiple line breaks.

Thanks!

I'd like to bump this one -- I've googled and every answer I find wants
to install some text formatting plugin or use a bunch of JS to fix it --
blech!

In Lasso, this just worked. textarea->MySQL->webpage just plain worked.
I've monkeyed with various regex tweaks, with and without h(), and
somehow Ruby or Rails just wants to screw this up.

-- gw

-kinetic wrote:

Which browser(s) are you using. Works fine for me in Safari 3.1.1.

~ Mark

Ah, geeeeeezzzzz. I was using '\n' instead of "\n" in some validation parsing.

self.moron!

-- gw