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javascript - Printing a PHP variable in HTML textarea

Hey everyone,
I hope you're doing well.

I am currently working on a project where I have a PHP variable that I need to print inside an HTML textarea. However, I'm not sure about the best way to accomplish this.

I have tried using the following code, but it doesn't seem to display the variable's value:

<textarea><?php echo $myVariable; ?></textarea>

I have also experimented with using JavaScript to achieve this, but nothing seems to work. Can anyone guide me on how to accomplish this task properly? I would really appreciate any help or suggestions.

Thank you in advance!

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I've had a similar situation in the past, and I found an alternative approach to print a PHP variable in an HTML textarea. Instead of directly embedding the PHP code within the textarea, you can use JavaScript to set the value dynamically.

First, assign an id to your textarea, like this:

<textarea id="myTextarea" rows="4" cols="50"></textarea>

Then, in your JavaScript code, use the id to target the textarea element and set its value using the PHP variable like this:

document.getElementById("myTextarea").value = "<?php echo $myVariable; ?>";

By doing this, the PHP value will be printed in the textarea once the page loads. It's a neat way to separate the PHP logic from the HTML code.

Give it a try and let me know if it works for you!


Hey there,

I faced a similar issue before and found a way to print a PHP variable inside an HTML textarea. Instead of directly echoing the variable within the textarea tags, you can use the `value` attribute of the textarea tag in combination with PHP code. Here's an example:

<textarea rows="4" cols="50" id="myTextarea"><?php echo $myVariable; ?></textarea>

Make sure you include the desired number of rows and columns based on your requirements.

In case the above code doesn't work, there might be an issue with the value of the PHP variable itself. You can try debugging it by echoing the variable's value outside the textarea to check if it contains the expected data.

Let me know if this helps!

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