think what you like, I manitain that even a new user can look up ob_start in the php function search on the php site, even a complete new user can google output buffering, and even an old hand can get a little lost if they are used to having output buffering turned on in their development server (through php.ini), but then do a little bit of code for someone else who has it turned off.
Now I'd like to see how far anyone gets with googling,
"Problem resolved by me..."
I'm not getting 'bent out of shape', just trying to add something usefull that wasn't already there...
and since it was bought up...
a good text editor for PHP programming is turbo pad, (http://turbopad.sourceforge.net)
it has line numbering and syntax highlighting, (that can be very usefull).