You would be easier reformatting when you take it out of the database. After getting your variable representing the text in the text box do this: $variable = nl2br($variable); Then when you display your variable the all your original new lines are retrieved.
"John W. Holmes" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message 000301c29f7a$de69b010$7c02a8c0@coconut">news:000301c29f7a$de69b010$7c02a8c0@coconut... > > I've created a web form that includes a textarea input box called > > MessageText. The data from this form will be inserted into a mysql > table. > > My problem is that the form users will be inserting formatted text > into > > this > > textarea and I need to be able to transfer the formatting as well as > the > > content into the database. Right now, all formatting is lost in the > > transfer. Any ideas or suggestions? > > If you're talking about spaces and tabs and newlines, the formatting > isn't lost. It just that HTML doesn't render tabs or newlines or more > than one space. You need to convert your plain text to HTML so it > renders correctly. Newlines are <br>, spaces are , etc... > > These URLs may help: > > www.php.net/nl2br > www.php.net/htmlentities > > ---John W. Holmes... > > PHP Architect - A monthly magazine for PHP Professionals. Get your copy > today. http://www.phparch.com/ > > > -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php