On Wed, 19 Sep 2001 08:59, John Holcomb wrote:
> I have a text input field in my form.  I need the user
> to be able to enter something like:  Hello, I need #
> help. After which they click on a submit button.   The
> succeeding page then takes this text and tries to
> display it and tries to store "Hello, I need # help"
> in a varchar field in a mysql table column.   The
> mysql database is truncating the # sign and the text
> succeeding the # sign.  Also, absolutly no text is
> being diplayed on the succeeding web page.  I've tried
>  using addslashes() and I was warned against using
> htmlentities().  Also, I'm not sure if I'm dealing
> with 2 issues: A mysql issue and a html issue. Or, am
> I dealing with one issue: A mysql issue or an HTML
> issue.
> I know think my problem is that when I pass text to
> another page with the # sign, it's interpreting it as
> a comment.  Is their any way to somehow escape the #
> sign.

Works OK for me in an INPUT TYPE=TEXT. Perhaps a bit of your code and the 
table structure might help?

David Robley      Techno-JoaT, Web Maintainer, Mail List Admin, etc

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