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simplexml adding 'encoding' attribute to xml declaration [message #177182] Fri, 24 February 2012 22:17 Go to next message
Basewind is currently offline  Basewind
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I'm creating an xml file using simplexml, but would like to add the encoding="UTF-8" to the XML declaration. Like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

How can I do this?

Here's my code:

<?php
$namesXML = new SimpleXMLElement("<names></names>");
echo $namesXML->asXML();

This shows:

<?xml version="1.0" ?><!-- want the encoding attribute added here -->
<names/>

Thanks!
Re: simplexml adding 'encoding' attribute to xml declaration [message #177190 is a reply to message #177182] Sat, 25 February 2012 14:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thomas 'PointedEars'  is currently offline  Thomas 'PointedEars'
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Basewind wrote:

> I'm creating an xml file using simplexml, but would like to add the
> encoding="UTF-8" to the XML declaration. Like this:
>
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>
> How can I do this?
>
> Here's my code:
>
> <?php
> $namesXML = new SimpleXMLElement("<names></names>");
> echo $namesXML->asXML();
>
> This shows:
>
> <?xml version="1.0" ?><!-- want the encoding attribute added here -->
> <names/>

It is called *Simple*XML*Element* for a reason. However, this particular
character encoding declaration is superfluous; UTF-8 is one of the XML
default encodings [1].

And do use header() to declare the XML media type that fits your data best.
Keep in mind that PHP's default is text/html which is not appropriate for
that kind of output.


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Re: simplexml adding 'encoding' attribute to xml declaration [message #177204 is a reply to message #177182] Mon, 27 February 2012 04:34 Go to previous message
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El 25/02/2012 4:17, Basewind escribió/wrote:
> I'm creating an xml file using simplexml, but would like to add the encoding="UTF-8" to the XML declaration. Like this:
>
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>
> How can I do this?
>
> Here's my code:
>
> <?php
> $namesXML = new SimpleXMLElement("<names></names>");
> echo $namesXML->asXML();
>
> This shows:
>
> <?xml version="1.0" ?><!-- want the encoding attribute added here -->
> <names/>

As far as I know, the only way is providing the full <?xml...?> tag in
the constructor:

$namesXML = new SimpleXMLElement('<?xml version="1.0"
encoding="utf-8"?><names></names>');
echo $namesXML->asXML();

SimpleXML will display the tag as-is (though it will not actually _use_
the encoding information). It'll use UTF-8 no matter what you type there.


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