Hello,<BR>My question is in regards to inserting formatted text to a database and also displaying it.<BR><BR>Is it possible to enter text into an HTML text area and have the line breaks recognized when it is entered into a database (in this case MS Access) record. Then when I want that text pulled from the database to be displayed on a page, I still want those line breaks recognized. It will be used by people who have no knowledge of HTML. So I cant be using <BR> tags or any other tags.<BR><BR>Basically I just want a user to be able to format his/her text in a text area. (I am just talking line breaks when I say format, not making things bold or changing font size).<BR><BR>Is there a simple way to check that text for invalid characters, like < > to make sure they wont be breaking the page when pulled from the database for display?<BR><BR>Thanks!