Sorry I wasn't exactly clear on my explaination. I believe it is a 
table design issue because i tried putting spaces between the image 
tags. i.e. <img ...> <img ...> <img ...> <img ...> etc... and the table 
was still been stretched. my solution has since been to force a <br> 
(using wordwrap) but I would rather force a space which i can do but 
this does not seem to cause the streching to stop. I guess it is my 
tables as my site is designed to fit any res and as such does not have 
set pixel width tables. back to the drawing board for me then i guess :)

cheers for the suggestion

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Holmes" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: Monday, April 29, 2002 3:36 am
Subject: RE: [PHP] Wrapping Text

> Wordwrap() might be a good solution for you, but it's probably 
> more of a
> table design issue. The table needs some whitespace to break to a new
> line. If you are putting in a string of <img...><img...><img...>
> etc..then there's no where to break. Try putting a space before or 
> afterthe <img...> when you replace the :P with it. 
> And for the replacing, if the user does not edit the post, then do the
> conversion when they submit it. If they do edit it, then do it at run
> time. If there is editing involved, you want to present the text 
> back to
> the user in the same format as they typed it, or otherwise they'll get
> confused. If there is no editing, then you'll save processor time by
> only doing the conversion once, instead of for every view.
> ---John Holmes...
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Scott Reismanis [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2002 11:58 PM
> > Subject: [PHP] Wrapping Text
> > 
> > Hi PHP digest readers.
> > 
> > Ok I have a problem and a question which I am certain many share and
> > even a solution to my problem, however I wish to hear how you dealt
> with
> > this issue to see if there is a better method.
> > 
> > Ok for my problem, it is regarding a smilie system. Currently what
> > happens is if people post :P:P:P:P:P:P etc.. etc.. then the text 
> field> expands to an ugly length. My current solution which I 
> don't really
> like
> > is to limit the number of smiles which a person is allowed to 
> use. Can
> > anyone propose a better solution than this? i.e. wrap them using PHP
> or
> > maybe I coded my html poorly which is why my table is expanding?
> > 
> > Secondly my question on a similar note whether to convert 
> smilies at
> > runtime, or when a person submits a post? The beneifits at 
> runtime is
> > less space used in the DB, and no worring about converting the
> converted
> > post back when it is needed to be edited, however with this 
> method the
> > server has to do more processing in converting smilies each time the
> > post is viewed and vise versa.
> > 
> > Thanks for your time, and I anticipate any light which can be 
> shed on
> > this issue.
> > 
> > Scott

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