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I understand this. I use this method all the time with standard PHP includes. But I am unsure when it comes to how SS processes php files.
I mean, should this rule apply to Page Types or DataObject files I create in /mysite/?
Does it apply everywhere an extender or module developer uses PHP? I've always been under the impression, that in roll-your-own php apps, this method should only be used on included php files, not primary pages that a user might view directly. (I may have misunderstood this)
I don't think we should have coding conventions with "exceptions", so yeah, if its written there it should apply consistently for all PHP files you create. I'm more in favor of actually checking your code for trailing blanks and close your tags properly btw, but thats not what the conventions state ;)