On 28 September 2004 18:15, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

> 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 program.
> 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?

http://www.php.net/str_replace should be all you need -- no need for regexps for such 
a simple replace.



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