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  1. #1
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    I have a job site in development where my clients will be entering in long job descriptions.
    We are using a simple text area for now, but that is clumping everyone's paragraphs into one lump and also not recognizing URLs.
    I see other sites like eLance that have a simple posting interface that retains the intended layout of the poster, as well as URLs.
    Any advice on what I should work with?


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    Senior Member Steax's Avatar
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    Hang on - what CMS is this?

    If its your own, then it has to do with how your site's server-side code handles database entries. This should really be in its appropriate section.

    If you were to use PHP, its just a matter of applying the function nl2br(). For HTML, it should be parsed normally, but to allow the use of HTML characters like & and <, usually they are encoded too. It really depends on where your problem is..
    Note on code: If I give code, please note that it is simply sample code to demonstrate an effect. It is not meant to be used as-is; that is the programmer's job. I am not responsible to give you support or be held liable for anything that happens when using my code.

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    There are many advanced editors for HTML, but as Steax said, it depends on what you want. I think one of the neatest and simplest solutions is to apply something like textile to your text. Textile also lets you apply HTML markup in a very clean, easy way in plain text while you're at it.

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