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Old March 1st, 2007, 08:21 AM
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Default How to store and retrieve formatted strings in db

I have to display chemical equations and algebric equations on html page.
These equations are the part of the questions in an online examination.
i don't want to use images for performance considerations.
The questions are being composed offline and uploaded to offline database-SQL Server.

My Problem is:

How can i store formatted strings in database involving special characters and superscript and subscript?

How can we retrieve the string from database along with formatting to display them correctly?

Old March 1st, 2007, 08:48 AM
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Encode speical chars as their HTML equivelant. For example an: & would become &amp

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Yes dparsons. It is called Escape Sequences..


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