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PHP PHP Basics (Retired) PHP Datatypes Strings

Well "\n" is just a space in my code, In the video is a new line, Why?

<?php

      $greeting = "Hello, Friends\n";
      $greeting{0} = "J";
      $secondary_greeting = "How are you today?";
       echo $greeting; 
       echo $secondary_greeting;

?>

1 Answer

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,693 Points

Probably due to the HTML handling of white space. It is probably a \n if you look at the source code, rather than what the browser is showing you. Writing PHP, if you want a new line, you need to use HTML tagging (p, div or just a simple <br>) as the output of your script will be interpreted by the browser.