Gaetan Dubar Gaetan Dubar - 6 months ago 10
Ruby Question

Render multiline text with Rails?

I'd like to render multiline text in Rails, the action looks like:

def mutli_text
render :text => 'Word1\nWord2'
end


and I'd expect the response to be :

Word1
Word2


unfortunatly I get Word1\nWord2

Any help would be appreciated

(The action must render a multiline response to get the autocomplete jquery plugin working)

Answer
"Word1\nWord2"

You have to use double quotes to be able to use escaped characters.

But if you want to have that actually be a line break in the browser, you need to make it an actual html tag.

'Word1<br/>Word2'

Or even:

"Word1<br/>\nWord2"