i have an admin section which allows my friends to update the news section of my site thru a textarea field. of course they would definitely have to write a URL in some time or another. <BR>the question is how do i make it so that they do not have to include the &#060;a href&#062;...&#060;/a&#062; when typing the URL but when it is displayed from the database onto the site, it actually displays hyperlinked.<BR>we see this function in most free email account or good forums...<BR>thanks