Znarkus Znarkus - 11 months ago 85
PHP Question

Switch statement in PHP injected HTML

<? switch ($var): ?>
<? case 1: ?>
It's 1!
<? break ?>
<? endswitch ?>


I want to do something like that, in other words use the switch statement in PHP templates. This is possible with the if statement. The above code generates
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_INLINE_HTML, expecting T_ENDSWITCH or T_CASE or T_DEFAULT
in PHP 5.3. The PHP docs suggests that this should be possible.

Can someone confirm that this doesn't work, or rather, tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks.

Answer Source

I read in the php doc that your example should not work.

Any output (including whitespace) between a switch statement and the first case will result in a syntax error. For example, this is invalid

Try this instead:

<div>
<?php switch($variable): 
case 1: ?>
    <div>
    Newspage
    </div>
<?php break; ?>
<?php case 2: ?>
    </div>
    Forum
    <div>
<?php break; ?>
<?php endswitch; ?>
</div>

http://php.net/control-structures.alternative-syntax