Left: Chrome, Right: Firefox.
UPDATE: view-source is just making a new request for the page, which does not reflect any posted data--ie. a new blank, initial form.
Chrome's view-source omitted some text.
I think it has to do with the "pretty-formatting" that chrome applies to the view source. It was just a sample spring+struts+tiles application I was playing with. It was text that was a direct child of the body tag - not something that I'd ever code that way, but surprising that it didn't show up in view source in chrome.