I am trying to remove all HTML tags from a textarea-tag (TEMPORARILY), but then display the textarea value after that on the page.
<textarea><span style="color: blue">Test</p></textarea><br />
Show textarea here: <span id="show"></span>
That is how I show the textarea content at the moment, and that is how it is going to look in the end. Meanwhile I want to hide the HTML code from the textarea, so what is inside the textarea does not look ugly and unreadable to the common PC user. Textarea should therefore only contain "Test" (no quotations).
So basically I want to escape all HTML tags, elements, and everything related to HTML INSIDE the textarea-tag, but use it later on.