2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 5, 2016 1:22 AM by BKBK

    Coldfusion erroneously removing spaces after "<<"

    yui8979 Level 1

      Hi,

       

      I've encountered an issue where I am puzzled by coldfusion's output. Is this a bug, or the design?

       

       

      <cfset x="meow">

      <textarea><cfoutput>< #x#</cfoutput></textarea><br>

      <textarea><cfoutput>< meow</cfoutput></textarea><br>

      <textarea><cfoutput>x #x#</cfoutput></textarea><br>

      <textarea><cfoutput>x meow</cfoutput></textarea><br>

       

      In the above, I expect the output to be :


      <[space]meow

      <[space]meow

      x[space]meow

      x[space]meow


      But the result I am getting is :

      <meow

      <[space]meow

      x[space]meow

      x[space]meow


      Where the variable output in the sequence of <[space][variable] promptly cuts off my space. If it is whitespace management kicking into affect, the 4th output should have spaces removed as well but that is not the case. Changing whitespace management gives the same result. Please help .... This looks like a bug? Or is it supposed to be like this? Of course I could move the <cfoutput> tag around to preserve the space but this shouldn't be happening in the first place, right?


      Coldfusion Version : 9.0.1 and 11