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Dispalying Formated Bullet Text in Detail page

Thread began 7/29/2009 11:21 am by Kevin373660 | Last modified 7/29/2009 3:02 pm by Kevin373660 | 953 views | 1 replies


Dispalying Formated Bullet Text in Detail page

Using DataAssist to create a product catalogue with pages generated in PHP and the data stored in schema tables with MySQL. I have two basic formating questions:

1. When storing text in MySQL datatype LONGTEXT for the ProdLongDecs, what is the best way to formate on Display page? Do I simply include the CSS tags in the text that is stored in the database table column and then create and apply CSS styles for those tags? For example, I would like to inlcude subheadings and a list of bulleted items included with product under the main long text discription. I had asked these questions under the CSS Forum section (perhaps the wrong area), and the replies indicate that it is advisable to do text formating (bullets) external to the db in the target page. Therefore, it might be best on the Detail page to use the Small or Short Discription sections in the layout and format the bulleted text within them? What is the best approach?

2. WebAssist dynamic sample site BlueSkyMusic uses the DECIMAL(19,0) datatype setting in MySQL for all monetary values. Is this for math calculation simplicity? Then do would again use CSS to format the value and control the decimal place to display as $0.00 in the catalogue?

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