syntax error. Why I need remove <?php and ?> tags? on repl.it php scripts?
migbara (6)

I'm repl.it user since one year ago. My simple php scripts on repl.it worked well untill a few weeks ago, but now I found this error:

syntax error, unexpected '<', expecting end of file

My php code is:

<?php echo "Hola"; ?>

I have read here that if I remove the tags it works, but, I think that it's an error because if I remove the tags I lost syntax highlighting, and every this was working with tags before.

Please, could you take a look? I need help with this


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Vandesm14 (486)

PHP does not work in repl.it
To use server-side code, try Expressjs
If you already know JavaScript, it will be super easy to learn Expressjs!

Please mark this as answered if I helped your problem 👍

a5rocks (502)

@Vandesm14 Oof didn't realize.

I suggest Jinja2 templating engine + Flask, as both are really easy to get into. (i think)

migbara (6)

@Vandesm14 PHP works on repl.it if you remove these tags now