Unfortunately, that solution just confuses me further. How would the double quotes then display properly in the text area? wouldn't they be treated as text and not "processed" by the browser to display quotes? Not to mention the fact that I have no idea how to "filter the content before I insert it" in the first place. /me babbles -----Original Message----- From: Bailey, Dan [mailto:dbailey2 at healthaxis.com] Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 4:05 PM To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org' Subject: RE: [thelist] Double and Single Quotes are ruining my life.... Filter the content of the TEXTAREA before you insert it into the database and convert any of the quotes into character entities -- ie.: " and ', for example. I gotta implement this as well...it's even worse when someone uses the single quote as an apostrophe. Yikes! -----Original Message----- From: Dan Slater [mailto:DSlater at buxtonco.com] Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 4:54 PM To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org' Subject: [thelist] Double and Single Quotes are ruining my life.... I have several forms that store data to varchar data types in a SQL Server 7 database. I'm using <textarea> to give the user a "box" to enter the data into. When a user enters data that contains double quotes (example: I "sort of" hate double quotes) the data inserts into the SQL table just fine. However, when it comes time to display that data - the browser get's confused from the second double quote on... Does anyone know of a way to fix this? I've looked in both of Forta's books and the book by Danesh and can find nary a mention of this problem. would " be a solution here? if so...how could/would I use it?