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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Adding a Basic Form Working with Post Variables

Closing out <?php ?> Tags

I'm a little confused. In an earlier lesson Alena mentions that it is recommended not to close out the php tags using ?>

but here she does? What am I missing?

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,253 Points

It's entirely up to you really.

If your file has HTML embedded in the PHP file along with the PHP then you should probably use a closing PHP block.

If your file has multiple PHP blocks in it, then obviously you need to close each one.

But if you have a file with one large block of PHP code in a single file then you can safely omit the closing PHP block code. :)