rough outline of what you would need to do.....

this is pseudocode.. I'm too tired to write correct php :)

whlie(get next result entry) {
    if($is_first) {
        $last-date=date of this entry;
        $this-date=date of this entry;

    if($this-date==$last-date) {
        just put the article after the current one
    } else {
        start a new section, displaying date etc


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 5:24 PM
Subject: [PHP] displaing news

Hey all!

I have a slight problem I was hoping you could help me with. I wrote earlier
but no response (so one last try). I'm writing a little news script for my
site, and well here is the scenario:


I have news,headline,author,date,time,etc. all in a table in a mysql db,
that I use mysql_fetch_array to pull out of the db and display on a page. It
shows everything fine, but I was wondering, if there is more than one news
entry per day, how can I display 1 date above the news entries for that day.
(Instead of a seperate date for each news entry).


I have 2 tables in a mysql database, one holds author information (name,
email, password, etc.)
The other table holds the news that they submit (news, date, time, headline,

Now I am trying to display the news on a page, ordered of course by date (or
id in this case) and well i'm using the code below.


$db = mysql_pconnect("localhost");

$result1 = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM news,authors ORDER BY `id` DESC",$db);

echo "<table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0><tr><td><img
src=images/r13.gif></td><td background=images/r14.gif

width=100%><p><font size=2 face=verdana color=white><strong>" .
$myrow["headline"] . "</strong></FONT>
<font size=1 face=verdana color=white><br>Posted by <A HREF=mailto:"; .
$myrow["email"] . ">" .

$myrow["author"] . "</A> at " . $myrow["time"] . $myrow["$tod"] .

src=images/r15.gif></td></tr></table><br><FONT COLOR=white SIZE=2
FACE=verdana>" . $myrow["news"] .


So the results would look something like:

Posted by $author at $time


and it would of course just repeat, for however many entries there is.

Now the problem:
If I enter 4 news posts a day, I want to show 1 date above all the news
posts. (Instead of 1 date next to each news post) Any idea how I can do this
(In easy to understand lingo/code please)?



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