When I use
<?php include("header.shtml"); ?>
to display the header for my website files, I get a gap added above the header when I view it in internet explorer 7 and 8 (not in firefox v2). Some type of character that causes a linefeed is added at run time. I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem or has any ideas for how I can keep the gap from appearing at the top of the page.