javascript - How to auto-save and auto-update textarea


I'm currently attempting to create a test-website based on the "Secret Diary" project of a web developer course. I'm trying to create a page that saves all of the notes written into a textbox, and displays them when I log in again. Almost everything works - I can start a session and display the saved text when I log in, but the box is deleting the textbox's saved data when the page is loaded. I know that there are better ways of storing the info, I'm just looking for how to get this method to work. This should be all of the relevant code:


<?php include("updatediary.php"); ?>
<script src=""></script>

<form method="post">
<textarea class="form-control"><?php echo $diary; ?></textarea> 

$("textarea").keyup(function() {
$.post("updatediary.php", function(){diaryInput:($("textarea").val());} );  



$query = "SELECT content FROM users WHERE id='".$_SESSION['id']."' LIMIT 1";
$result = mysqli_query($dbCon,$query);
$row = mysqli_fetch_array($result);
$diary = $row['content'];

if ($_POST['diaryInput']!="") { 
$updateQuery = "UPDATE `users` SET `content`='".mysqli_real_escape_string($dbCon, $_POST['diaryInput'])."' WHERE id='".$_SESSION['id']."' LIMIT 1";

if (mysqli_query($dbCon, $updateQuery)) {
echo "saved";
} else {
echo "not saved";



$dbCon = mysqli_connect("localhost", "owenxwfg_admin", "(password)", "owenxwfg_users");

Any help would be awesome. I personally think that there's a problem with my $.post part.

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