user811433 user811433 - 1 year ago 71
HTML Question

How to write newline using jquery?

There is a formatted txt file that my java program reads and sends over the contents as a string to front-end.
The string that is sent to front end looks like this:

var result = "This is the result.\nIt contains some details\n\nDetails are as follows\nabc,xyz"

In the frontend, This data must be written to a div in the following format:

This is the result.
It contains some details

Details are as follows

Using the following code did not work:


Alternates like val(), text() did not work either.
How can I make the browser write the new lines in the div when displaying the result?

Answer Source
  $('#divId').html("<pre>" + result + "</pre>");