hello,<BR><BR>i have a &#039;news&#039; webapp wherein stories get entered by end users - they go to a database, and the end user has the option to edit the stories if they want. <BR><BR>since everything is going into a sql server database, i use a striptags function which rips out html and also converts the single quote to it&#039;s numerical value.<BR><BR>here&#039;s my issue: when the news story is added, everything is fine. however, when it gets edited, any single quotes are converted to question marks "?". anyone know why this is?<BR><BR>&#060;%<BR>Function Striptags(formstring)<BR><BR>Striptags = Replace(formstring, "&#060;", "&lt;")<BR>Striptags = Replace(Striptags, "&#062;", "&gt;")<BR>Striptags = Replace(Striptags, "&#039;", "‘")<BR><BR>End Function<BR>%&#062;