RobertX has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am new to Perl/DBI/CGI. I can grok pretty much how to get the text into the database.

My question is I want it to look exactly like it was in the form with formatting and all.

Basically for the gist, I am creating a back end to a site for the user to edit the content.

I await enlightenment oh masters!