It depends on how else you're going to use the info. If you're positive
you're only ever going to display it on a webpage, you could go ahead and
convert it before you insert the data. However, if you might want to use it
for something else (include in an email, a report, whatever), it might be
simpler to just store it with the \n's and do the conversion when it's
pulled out for display online.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ro Stonemountain [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 10:53 AM
> Subject: [mysql - php] Newline to BR problem
> I'm trying to place a text from a textfield into a database 
> and displaying
> it on another page. All works fine and well but my problem is:
> If i place newline characters (press enter) in the forms 
> textfield they
> don't show up on my display page. This is logical because 
> newlines are not
> <br> codes. So i must replace the newline thingies with <br> 
> code. Should
> this be done BEFORE i put the text in the database or AFTER i 
> put the text
> in the database and what functions can i use????
> Maybe it's a newbie question but it's on my mind for a few 
> days now and i
> haven't found an answer yet, thanx!

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