On 3 Apr 2012, at 22:29, Tedd Sperling wrote: > Let me start a religious war -- should one end their scripts with "?>" or not? > > After years of never having a problem with ending any of my scripts with > "?>", I found that several students in my class had scripts that did not > produce the desired result even after they were given the scripts via > highlight_file(") to cut and paste. > > As it turned out, several students copy/pasted the script with an addition > whitespace after the ending "?>" and as such the scripts did not run as > expected. You see, the scripts created image but apparently the image > delivery method objected to the additional whitespace. > > Does anyone have more examples of where scripts will fail IF they end with > "?> " (note the additional space)?
Usually when setting headers after such a script has been included when output buffering is turned off. Personally I never put the closing ?> in if it's at the end of the file because it's unnecessary and can cause issues if it's present, but it's personal preference more than anything else. Ultimately you have to consider that there's a reason it's optional - things like that don't generally happen by accident. I remember Rasmus commenting on this style issue a few years back so a search of the archives should find an "official" position. -Stuart -- Stuart Dallas 3ft9 Ltd http://3ft9.com/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php