Formatting Text and Dates
We have some unfinished business left over from the previous chapter. Figure 13-1 in Chapter 13 shows content from the blog table with just the first two sentences of each article displayed and a link to the rest of the article. However, I didn’t show you how it was done. There are several ways to extract a shorter piece of text from the beginning of a longer one. Some are rather crude and usually leave you with a broken word at the end. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to extract complete sentences.
The other unfinished business is that the full list of articles in blog_list_mysqli.php and blog_list_pdo.php ...