Here we will discuss the basic syntax of writing PHP code. PHP script starts and ends as follows:
- PHP NORMAL TAGS :
<?php echo “PHP SCRIPT”; ?>
OPENING TAG : <?php
CLOSING TAG : ?>
PHP parser interprets the code in between these tags and everything that is written beyond these tags is simply ignored by the parser.
- SHORT-ECHO TAGS : short echo tags are used as a shorthand operator of <?php echo. It looks like:
- SHORT-OPEN TAGS : We can also use the short-open tags. The syntax looks like:
<? echo “PHP SCRIPT”; ?>
However, we need to check the configuration file i.e. php.ini for the status of short-open tags because they could have been disabled via short_open_tag.