I usually use Text fields in Mysql to hold the body of text and then when I
display it back I use the <pre> command in html so it will use the format it
was type in.
Hope this helps
Claus Nybo wrote:
> I am working on a website using php3 and mySQL. On one page in the site
> administration is inputting new articles, via a form, with fields such as
> $title, $date, $article, etc. These are then passed to mySQL, to be viewed
> on another page by users.
> This all works fine, except for the text of the article itself. When the
> text is typed in to the textfield on the form, it exist of several
> paragraphs, with blank lines in between, but when it is viewed from the
> database on another page all the paragraph breaks and blank lines are gone,
> and all the text is displayed in just one long continued block.
> What do I do to preserve the format in which the text is typed? With the
> different paragraf breaks and blank lines?
> Thanks for the help!
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