The articles are not in a database. They are entered in html in the pages' three columns. I manually assign article ID values to each one sequentially - center column, left side column, right side column. The manually coded article ID is then part of the link passed to the comments.asp. Example: comments.asp?Article_ID=10-10&Article_MoYr=Oct2012&Article_title=The Magic of Music"
Basically all I am trying to do in alert the reader of the article if comments have been made and approved or not based on whether or not a comment corresponding to that article exists in the comments db table.
Hope this helps