NW> It has just occured to me though that if I'm to list maybe 100 news
NW> items with descriptions it means alot of memory right because i have 100
NW> items containing:
NW>                     date
NW>                     title
NW>                     text (could be any length)

NW> I will use substr() in my php to format the descriptions but I thought
NW> I'd ask here if anyone had a *better* suggestion?

You could use the substring() function in MySQL (or a similar function
in your db of choice) to make the db do the work instead of PHP.

- Julie

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