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Where does the trailing space come from?

Posted on 2013-11-07
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http://plungjan.name/SO/load.php

The following code will fail if I do not trim the data.

Why does the PHP return "1 " or "0 " instead of "1" or "0" ?

<?php //load.php
if(isset($_POST["id"])){
  $myid = $_POST['id'];
  if($myid == "1"){
    echo "1";
  }else if($myid == "0"){
    echo "0";
  }
}
else {
?>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Post something</title>
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.0.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
  $('#submit').click( function(){
    $.post('load.php', {"id":$('#id').val()}, function(data){
        window.console&&console.log(data,data=="1");
        var val = $.trim(data);
        if(val == "1"){
            $('#resurl').html('Success');
        }else if (val == "0"){
            $('#resurl').html('Failure');
        }else{
            $('#resurl').html('Unknown:[<span>'+val+'</span>]');
        }
    });
  });
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
<input id="id" />
<div id="resurl"></div>
<input type="button" id="submit" />
</html>
<? } ?> 

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Question by:Michel Plungjan
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by:duncanb7
ID: 39630044
There is typing error, please re-run again

<?php //load.php
if(isset($_POST["id"])){
  $myid = $_POST['id'];
  if($myid == "1"){
    echo "1";
  }else if($myid == "0"){
    echo "0";
  }
}
else {

}
?>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Post something</title>
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.0.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
  $('#submit').click( function(){
    $.post('load.php', {"id":$('#id').val()}, function(data){
        window.console&&console.log(data,data=="1");
        var val = $.trim(data);
        if(val == "1"){
            $('#resurl').html('Success');
        }else if (val == "0"){
            $('#resurl').html('Failure');
        }else{
            $('#resurl').html('Unknown:[<span>'+val+'</span>]');
        }
    });
  });
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
<input id="id" />
<div id="resurl"></div>
<input type="button" id="submit" />
</html>

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window.console&&console.log("=="+data+"==",data=="1");

it show "1" and "0" not "1 " && "0 " if
using window.console&&console.log("=="+data+"==",data=="1");
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 39630068
I do not understand what you mean.
I do not see any typing error.
I log data and the boolean data == "1" which is false since the data returned is "1 " and not "1"
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by:duncanb7
ID: 39630071
on line 10 on your first post
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 39630110
I changed to

 window.console&&console.log(">>"+data+"<<",data=="1",data=="1 ");

>>1 << false true

So I do not understand what you mean by line 10?
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by:Robert Schutt
Robert Schutt earned 400 total points
ID: 39630126
I copy/pasted the initially posted code into a file and there is actually a space as last character in the code, AFTER the last "}" of the else.
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by:Robert Schutt
ID: 39630136
PS: that could have been an unrelated issue, only in the post, but with that file I saw the problem and when I removed the space there, the problem disappeared.
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Chris Stanyon earned 100 total points
ID: 39630163
@robert_schutt is bang on the money but beat me to posting. When you do an AJAX request the response is whatever the script outputs, and you have a space right at the end of your script (after the closing ?> tag). This also gets sent the to AJAX response.

If you're after checking against a number, then consider using parseInt(data)
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by:Chris Stanyon
ID: 39630188
Actually, just an update to what I said - the space is after the closing php tag, not the one after the closing if bracket. One of the easiest ways to avoid this is to just leave off the closing PHP tag (but only if it's the end of your document). Finish your page like this:

<input type="button" id="submit" />
</html>
<? }

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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 39630200
This made sense for me.  Please see:
http://www.laprbass.com/RAY_temp_mplungjan.php

<?php // RAY_temp_mplungjan.php
error_reporting(E_ALL);

if(isset($_POST["id"]))
{   // FILTER / NORMALIZE THE REQUEST DATA
    $myid = trim($_POST['id']);

    // USING THE FILTERED DATA
    if($myid == "1")
    {
        echo "1";
    }
    elseif($myid == "0")
    {
        echo "0";
    }
    else
    {   // UNKNOWN
        echo $myid;
    }
}
else {
?>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Post something</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function(){
  $('#submit').click( function(){
    id = $("#id").val();
    $.post('RAY_temp_mplungjan.php', {id:id}, function(data){
      var val = $.trim(data);
      if(val == "1"){
        $('#resurl').html('Success');
      }else if (val == "0"){
        $('#resurl').html('Failure');
      }else{
        $('#resurl').html('Unknown:[<span>' + val + '</span>]');
      }
    });
  });
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
<input id="id" />
<div id="resurl"></div>
<input type="button" id="submit" />
</html>
<? } ?>

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HTH, ~Ray
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 39630241
In this post, line 22 opens a control structure, line 23 stops the PHP interpreter.  Then some HTML is sent to the browser.  PHP needs to know when the control structure ends.  That is line 52.  It starts PHP, provides the end of the control structure and then stops PHP.

If the "short open tag" is not set, you would need the complete <?php instead of just the <? to start the PHP interpreter.

I probably would have written this a little differently, but I was in a hurry and just working from what had been posted with the question.
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 39630925
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 39631973
Thanks for the participation.

I do not exactly see how the code Ray posted is any different than mine, however I understand now that the spurious space came from

} ?>_ <=== here

and that I could delete it or just do

} /* end of php */

which is what I did. Hence I accept this answer as the solution to my issue

Learned something new.
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by:duncanb7
ID: 39632039
I think ChrisStanyon's answer to this thread is much completed and fast
by taking out php closing tab to solve mplungjan's issue completely
(no need to take care of how many space is left before ?>)


If I am wrong, I am sorry and please ignore my post

Duncan
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 39632766
Robert's solution was first, but Chris' explanation was better.

thanks for pointing that out
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