Your approach actually seems pretty good to me.  I've used two other
approaches in the past though and I'll describe them to give you some other

Option 1:  Multi-Page Form
You submit a document in stages.  From the user's perspective, they click a
button to "add document".  This lets them add the first page of the
document.  Submit the first page and a web page displays the first page and
provides a link to add page.  Click the add page button and receive another
form.  Entering information into this form and submitting creates a new page
that gets appended to the document.  Repeat process.

Option 2:  Single form - auto page breaking
Have a single form people copy their document into.  The entire form goes
into the database.  When the system goes to display the document, you use
string functions to grab a range of characters from the text that get
displayed.  For example, page 1 will display characters 0 through 2000.
Oop... I just remembered, I think I broke this out by words to make sure
individual words weren't chopped.

Hope that helps =)


-----Original Message-----
I'm trying to determine the best way to break dynamic content into pages
before flowing into a template (with "1|2|3" type paging icons at the bottom
of the page). I considered using a user-defined type code like "[pagebreak]"
that would allow content contributors to determine the page breaks
themselves when entering the article into the database. A parsing function
would grab the chunk of text/html between the appropriate [pagebreak] codes
for each page.

But this just doesn't seem a very elegant solution. Anyone know of a better
way to do this? 
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