Topic: Text field and HTML output

OK, apologies in advance ...this is a really dumb question but here goes.  @formatted_question[:anno_a] contains text with HTML markup.  When it is displayed on the page, rather than interpreting the HTML, it is output as a string with all HTML tags showing.  What am I doing wrong??

<div id = "A">
    <textarea><%= @formatted_question[:anno_a] %></textarea>
</div>

or

<div id = "A">
    <%= text_area_tag id="cka",(@formatted_question[:anno_a]) %>
</div>

ALso tried this and it produces an empty text field:
<div id = "A">
    <%= text_area id="ck_a",(@formatted_question[:anno_a]) %>
</div>

Last edited by dcastellano1 (2013-01-27 13:04:17)

Re: Text field and HTML output

Got it...

<%= simple_format(@formatted_question[:anno_a])