You could try enclosing the string in the HTML line by double-quotes rather
than single quotes.


Ie.  <input type="text" name="some_variable" value="$some_text">


Richie !



From: Jeffrey [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Thursday, 20 April 2006 11:56 pm
Subject: [PHP-DB] short text strings with apostrophes and forms


I have an application which calls up some data from a MySQL table and
puts it into a web form for users to modify.

One of the cells holds a text string which is put into a text input
field. However, if that text string includes an apostrophe, all text
after the apostrophe disappears.

For example, if the test string from a database cell reads...

Fix the managers' cars by Tuesday

and that is saved in the variable $some_text, which is called up in a

<input type='text' name='some_variable' value='$some_text'>

The text field on the web page will only contain...

Fix the managers

How can I get the text field to show the entire string?

Many thanks,


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