some items have different versions of it, probably yours says escape special characters look for the one that says do not save state.
I didn't get your comment clearly. Can you please elaborate where you said items have different version of it. And where should I look for the escape special characters which says do not save state.
-. Click on the item name while you are in the developers page.
-. Click on the name tab
there is a select list with title " Display as: "
expand that list and you will see the different version of your item
I am using text area for this particular item. And there are no other versions of Text Area in the select list