text_area value

Hey,

I have existing threads with two fields: title and text. When a user
clicks "edit", I say, in the new thread form:

<% form.text_area :text, :value => params[:text] %>

params[:text] = the text in the thread which the user wants to edit.

It works fine most of the time, but if I made a new thread and had
linebreaks, clicking edit fails.

New form:
text:
sdfjksdfj
sdfjsdf
sdfsdf

Those linebreaks are causing some trouble! Where is the problem? Is it
storing the text/linebreaks in the params[:text] or in trying to set
:value => params[:text]?

Thanks!