New line in text area

I’ve found String.fromCharCode(13, 10) helpful when using view engines.https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/String/fromCharCode

This creates a string with the actual newline characters in it and so forces the view engine to output a newline rather than an escaped version. Eg: Using NodeJS EJS view engine – This is a simple example in which any \n should be replaced:

viewHelper.js

exports.replaceNewline = function(input) {
    var newline = String.fromCharCode(13, 10);
    return input.replaceAll('\\n', newline);
}

EJS

<textarea><%- viewHelper.replaceNewline("Blah\nblah\nblah") %></textarea>

Renders

<textarea>Blah
blah
blah</textarea>

replaceAll:

String.prototype.replaceAll = function (find, replace) {
    var result = this;
    do {
        var split = result.split(find);
        result = split.join(replace);
    } while (split.length > 1);
    return result;
};
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