I'm using CKEditor in my web app, and I'm at a loss as to how to get the contents of the editor with HTML formatting.
var objEditor = CKEDITOR.instances["sectionTextArea"];
var q = objEditor.getData();
var q = objEditor.getHTML();
The method defined by the api is getData() if that doesn't work then you have some other problem in your code, try to use an alert to verify the contents at that moment.