[wp-hackers] Discussion about Optional Closing PHP tags in the
jason at intraffic.net
Wed Jun 18 03:48:59 GMT 2008
> Right, so the problem is this. If you leave the closing PHP tag out,
> then you have people informing you that you have a bug since PHP
> "requires" a closing PHP tag.
PHP does not require the closing tag, as it is assumed when the file
ends. Also, not specifying the closing ?> helps prevent (often hard to
debug) accidents like the addition of trailing whitespace, which will
cause, for instance, session initialization to fail.
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