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PHP PHP Basics PHP on the Web Including PHP

What is the different between require and include since i saw the documentation state that these two are the same?

I did try use include in this situation but it keep ask me to use "include favorites.php", I did follow exactly how the format should like but couldnt pass this question? Any idea to resolve this issues?

index.php
<html>
<head>
<title>A Few of My Favorite Things</title>
</head>
<body>
<?php
include 'favorites.php';
?>
<h1>A Few of My Favorite Things</h1>

</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Jasper Bloem
Jasper Bloem
22,423 Points

Hey WK h,

The main difference is that 'require' will throw a PHP Fatal Error when the file cannot be loaded and the execution will stop. Whilst 'include' will produce a Warning when the file cannot be loaded and the execution will continue.

Your code is right, except that the challenge requires you to include 'favorites.php' below the heading, not above.

Here is the answer!

<html>
<head>
<title>A Few of My Favorite Things</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1>A Few of My Favorite Things</h1>
<?php include 'favorites.php'; ?>
</body>
</html>

Thank you for the explanation about the difference about the require and include. Really appreciate the explanation, thanks.