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Need Help with parse error in PHP

Phani Kumar Venkata

Joined: Jun 18, 2013
Posts: 1

Hello Guys,

I am a newbie for PHP. I have just started today. I wrote a small hello world script but I could not execute it. I got a parser error when i try to run the script. Please see the code below:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN”
<html xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml” xml:lang=”en” lang=”en”>
<link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” href=”common.css” />
<h1><?php echo “Hello, world! ”; ?></h1>

I got an error like "( ! ) Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '!', expecting ',' or ';' in C:\wamp\www\hello_pretty.php on line 12".

Can anyone help me?
Nick Charles
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Joined: Oct 09, 2011
Posts: 71

Did you paste this code directly from your editor? If you did, notice that your quote marks are slanted; that's because they are not plain quotes (ASCII 0x22) but rather the enhanced quotes used by a word processor. What editor did you use to create this file? (What OS are you running on?)

Try replacing all of the slanted quotes with standard quotes using a plain text editor.
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