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Cases where php's short tags should be avoided

David Carr

Development

    When designing my email layout files I like to break them down into parts and include them together as needed using includes. I've stumbled across a display issue when using a short tag include:

    <?=include('Layouts/Header.php');?> 

    This caused a 1 to be displayed where the file is being included. Which when you think about it kind of makes sense since short tags are meant for simple variable output and not a chunk of HTML. So when run they are essentially booleans (true) to avoid this I stopped using short hand:

    <?php include('Layouts/Header.php');?>

     

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