Hi Jon: >From experience I can tell you that IE and FF display data differently, what I'm assuming is that the form entered data is stored in the DB as raw data and this is the reason why IE is displaying it as is. I would have to suggest CSS too. Maybe try justifying your text so it wraps up. Ofcourse it will never appear as the user enters it. Another approach will be adding an embedded html editor so that users can add all sort of fancy formating to their text and save the html version of their entry into the db. The down to this is that some users might go crazy on formating and make things "not standard". hope this helps. mq On 1/18/07, Jon Molesa <rjmolesa at consoltec.net> wrote: > > Hey everyone, > I've got an ongoing issue that I'd like to stamp out for good. > There's a site I put together that is a sort of home brew CMS. I just > wanted to see if I could pull it off. Besides the fact that it was a > lot of work, everything works as intended except for some text issues. > PHP 4.XX is my scripting language and MySQL < 4 (maybe 3.51?? can check > if need to) is my db server. I have users entering data into a web form > that's stored into a table, that's then pulled and displayed in the > page. No big deal. Of course everything works as expected in FF and > that's what we designed for, but....any IE version < 7.0 displays the > retrieved content unformatted and as one long continuous line. No > breaks, no returns, no tabs, nothing. It took quit a bit of CSS just to > get it to wrap properly. I'm almost certain that it has something to > with the way MySQL/PHP treat data vs. MS Explorer. The only solution I > can think of to solve this is some crazy data display processing > routines that would create the HTML for tabs, spaces, line breaks, and > what not on the fly. This does not appeal to me and I hope that someone > out there has encountered this exact issue that would be willing to > share what worked for them. Googling only seems to return CSS related > solutions and I think I may have maxed that work around out. Does this > have anything to with a Windows vs. a Linux line break/Line feed? > > Thanks in advanced. > > Jon Molesa > -- > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt ! > -- Marianela Queme Guatemala "Life is beautiful"