To the list:

I've googled and searched the manual, but I'm still looking for a simple solution to a 
simple problem.

I have a MySQL database of text stories in longtext MySQL fields. These stories have 
simple returns (\r) in them and no other formatting. I need to use these stories both 
for web and print production, so I need to be able to get the text out of MySQL via 
PHP and have those returns change to <P> tags. But I also need to keep those extra <P> 
tags out of the database file so the text can be exported and poured into a layout 

HTMLspecialchars and HTMLentities don't seem like the right solution, but maybe I'm 
missing something. Do I have to use regular expressions in PHP as the text is pulled 
from the database?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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