PHP 5.6.0 released


同 C 或 Perl 一样,PHP 需要在每个语句后用分号结束指令。一段 PHP 代码中的结束标记隐含表示了一个分号;在一个 PHP 代码段中的最后一行可以不用分号结束。如果后面还有新行,则代码段的结束标记包含了行结束。

echo "This is a test";

<?php echo "This is a test" ?>

<?php echo 'We omitted the last closing tag';


文件末尾的 PHP 代码段结束标记可以不要,有些情况下当使用 include 或者 require 时省略掉会更好些,这样不期望的空白符就不会出现在文件末尾,之后仍然可以输出响应标头。在使用输出缓冲时也很便利,就不会看到由包含文件生成的不期望的空白符。

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Krishna Srikanth
8 years ago
Do not mis interpret

<?php echo 'Ending tag excluded';


<?php echo 'Ending tag excluded';
p>But html is still visible</p>

The second one would give error. Exclude ?> if you no more html to write after the code.
2 years ago
If you want to keep the newline after a closing tag in the output, just add a space after the closing tag, and the newline will not be ignored.
Karthik SWOT
3 days ago
The Second line
<?php echo 'This is a test' ?>
will be working properly without throw any errors.

You don't need to put ; at the end of statement if we using a single statement.

If we add more statement only it should be add like this,
echo 'This is a test'
echo 'This is second line'

See, here also no need to put ; at the end of second line. Because there is no additional statements after.
shojibur at gmail dot com
4 months ago
You have been missed semicolon.

Keep in mind if you did not put closing tag, must put semicolon at the end ,

<?php echo '<p>But html is still visible</p>';
james dot d dot noyes at lmco dot com
6 years ago
If you are embedding this in XML, you had better place the ending '?>' there or the XML parser will puke on you.  XML parsers do not like processing instructions without end tags, regardless of what PHP does.

If you're doing HTML like 90% of the world, or if you are going to process/interpret the PHP before the XML parser ever sees it, then you can likely get away with it, but it's still not best practice for XML.
6 months ago
@ oliwer dot urfriend at gmail dot com
It will give error as you you did not add a clsoing tag nor semi <?php echo '<p>But html is still visible</p>'
sriharsha dot suripeddi1250 at gmail dot com
4 months ago
Hi,  you missed the ";" in the <p> tag. please check that.
oliwer dot urfriend at gmail dot com
7 months ago
<?php echo 'Ending tag excluded'; ?>
<?php echo 'Ending tag excluded';?>
<?php echo '<p>But html is still visible</p>'

if in this example i omitted the last closing tag then code gives error :(
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