The default behavior for quite a long time was :hard_breaks in the textilize helper method in rails.
Hard Breaks means: All line breaks are turned into <br />’s.
Somebody changed the textilize helper in “actionpack-2.3.4/lib/action_view/helpers/text_helper.rb” in 2.3.4 and added the ability to pass some options but broke the default behavior here:
def textilize(text, *options) options ||= [:hard_breaks] # ...
Options will never be null.
I fixed this by monkey patching the module through the following code in config/initializers/textilizepatch.rb
module ActionView module Helpers module TextHelper def textilize(text, *options) options = [:hard_breaks] if options == nil || options.size == 0 if text.blank? "" else textilized = RedCloth.new(text, options) textilized.to_html end end end end end
Such changes should be tested… *grml*