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Short open tag usage

Reports short PHP opening tag <? usages. Since short tags can be disabled in the PHP interpreter configuration, using them may lead to code compatibility issues.

See PHP tags ( for details.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Short open tag usage inspection, and the reference of their default values.

PHP 8.0 Severity

Default setting: Error

Other available settings:

  • Warning

  • Weak Warning

  • Server Problem

  • Grammar Error

  • Typo

  • Consideration

  • Information

Inspection Details

By default bundled with:

PhpStorm 2024.1, Qodana for PHP 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin:


Last modified: 29 April 2024