No PHP closing tag

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ebmarques

1 Jan 2008
Posts: 1

Hi Harvey,

First of all, I wish you a very good new year!

I am curious: why don't you end the PHP files with a PHP closing tag?

Thanks,
Eduardo
admin

1 Jan 2008
Posts: 5

Happy new year to you too Eduardo :)

Closing tags are actually optional in PHP, and have been for some time. If you have whitespace after the closing ?> php tag then this can cause all kinds of havoc when you try to send headers to the browser.

We say it's easier to just not use closing tags than to have to remember to trim any whitespace after the closing tag. It took me a while to get into the habit, but it works fine.
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