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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Adding a Basic Form Validating Form Data

Casey Cross
Casey Cross
9,289 Points

Video references teacher's notes re: double pipes. Notes missing!

For those, like me, who don't know where the pipe button is on the (Windows) keyboard, it is Shift + Backslash (Shift ).
Does anyone know if there is a benefit or a detriment to using double pipes over "OR"?

1 Answer

Jason Anders
MOD
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,624 Points

Hey Casey,

Yes, it is the shift - Backslash key.

As for benefits, in PHP which way you do it is really up to you, just be consistent in your use. Personally, I use the double pipes, because in some languages OR is invalid syntax, but the double pipes is pretty much universal. So, it may just be habit on my part from other languages, but I do prefer ||.

Keep Coding! :)