#2 Sep 12, 2006 00:01
IIRC, PHP used to include everything that it found (like your include above). But that's probably not true for PHP5 and therefor a several include is better, because it does not need to get parsed (memory is not really an issue). Also parsing not. E.g., if you would close the PHP tag, put the HTML there and open the PHP tag again at the end of the function, there's nearly no memory overhead, except during reading the file, of course.
Just my 0.02$ - you probably want to get the real info somewhere nearer at the source.. ;) (and report it here)