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Tried to make the source (html) looking cleaner. In the code of a repeater template this doesn't work:

<?php echo "{$page->adresse_detail}<br />\n"; ?>

but this does work:

<?php echo "{$page->adresse_detail}\n<br />"; ?>

Could anyone explain this? I'm on Win7 and XAMMP.

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What does not work with your first line of code? I'm on Windows 7 as well and everything works as expected:


<?php echo "{$page->title}<br />\n"; ?><?php echo "{$page->title}<br />\n"; ?>
<?php echo "{$page->title}\n<br />"; ?><?php echo "{$page->title}\n<br />"; ?>

output in 'view source', in IE, FF and Chrome, all the same:

title<br />
title<br />
<br />title
<br />
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thanks for the link.

tested the following:

<?php echo nl2br("$page->adresse_detail\n"); ?>
// html output:
first line<br />next line<br />third line<br />

there's no need for the <br> tag, php does it.

But new line is only working inside a string. For example, this string shows a new line in the source:

<?php echo nl2br("$page->adresse_detail\n "); ?>
// html output:
first line<br />
 next line<br />
 third line<br />

always nice to learn something new..

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The output of a template is ran through the PHP function trim(), which removes whitespace characters surrounding strings (start and end). \n is one of those characters.

That's right. So if "{$page->adresse_detail}<br />\n" is literally the only thing being output by the template file, then that trailing "\n" will be stripped. But in the context of a larger HTML document, you wouldn't see the "\n" stripped. 

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