This chapter will give you an idea of very basic syntax of PHP and very important to make your PHP foundation strong.
The PHP parsing engine needs a way to differentiate PHP code from other elements in the page. The mechanism for doing so is known as ‘escaping to PHP’. There are four ways to do this −
The most universally effective PHP tag style is −
If you use this style, you can be positive that your tags will always be correctly interpreted.
Short or short-open tags look like this −
Short tags are, as one might expect, the shortest option You must do one of two things to enable PHP to recognize the tags −