I create a custom aspx file with a textarea field. I used Javascript to collect the data in this field and perform a escape on it so that when the user want to see this data again in the custom aspx file, I just need to unescape it.

Unfortunately, it seems that SharePoint 2007 will just insert the field as


The original text that the user type is

    1. English
    2. English

What should I do in order to make everything (textarea and SharePoint 2007 text field) to give me the same original text rather than some special encoding?

Appreciate any insight & help offer.

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I am not sure what field you are using, but you can set a multiline text field to be RichText and it will save the HTML formatting and display it as it was inserted.

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