Daniel Pendergast Daniel Pendergast - 1 year ago 107
PHP Question

PHP include causes white space at the top of the page

I have a problem on a site that I am making. There is this line of white space at the top of my page. I can not find out where it is coming from. It might be because of extra line breaks in my page thanks to php

or maybe it is just some faulty css.

You can find the source code by inspecting the page

Answer Source

I got it! I must admit, this was a very strange one.

This was my exact problem, and his solution fixed it perfectly.

The problem was because of the include().

When you save a page as UTF-8, a special signature called a byte-order mark (or BOM) is included at the beginning of the file, indicating that it is a UTF-8 file. You can only see BOMs with low level text editors (such as DOS edit). You need to remove this signature from the included file in order to get rid of the white space at the top of the page.

DOS edit

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