On Fri, 2009-05-15 at 10:54 -0400, tedd wrote: > At 7:22 AM -0700 5/15/09, PHPScriptor wrote: > >Well, the problem is that I have a lot of forms, a lot of data to output, and > >even then, I don't know always where I have a textarea or just a inputfield. > >But true, I could even set the nl2br on an input field, it wouldn't make a > >difference. > >But I just don't understand why this problem exists? What's the reason? > > > Simply, the problem deals with how different systems handle the "end > of line" (EOL) character? > > You can read more about it here: > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newline > > What you've encountered (IMO) is just another extension/example of the > problem. > > Now, your choices are to: > > 1. Listen to Rob (the wisest) and use the <pre> tag. > > 2. Listen to Stuart (the wisest) and use the nl2br() function > > 3. Listen to Sterex (IMO -- who is totally wrong) and put html in > your database; > > 4. Or, listen to me (who is somewhere between Rob/Stuart and Sterex) > and use either the <pre> tag or the nlbr() function depending upon > what you want to do with the output. Both solutions [1 and 2] provide > different ways to handle data. Number  simply creates another > problem you, or someone else, will have to deal with later on.
Actually, after reading the other posts with respect to what he's trying to do, I would use nl2br() unless I specifically needed <pre></pre>. Cheers, Rob. -- http://www.interjinn.com Application and Templating Framework for PHP -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php