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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Building a Media Library in PHP Including the Header

What is the reason of cutting the opening div id="content" tag from the index.php?

In the video, she cuts the <div id="content"> from the index.php but doesn't give any explanation. Why would someone do that?

2 Answers

Jeff Lemay
Jeff Lemay
14,268 Points

Every page needs an opening #content div so it was moved to the header.php file. Then you'd add the closing for the #content div to the beginning of the footer.php file. In theory it makes the actual page files cleaner, you can start right away with an h1 instead of having to start with a div.

Personally, I keep the #content div on the individual pages. In the end, choices like this are up to you.

I would not recommend doing this. In the real world, you want to keep the include and render method in programming a completely separate section.