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PHP xml_set_element_handler() Function

❮ PHP XML Parser Reference

Example

Specify functions to be called at the start and end of an element in the XML document (note.xml):

<?php
$parser=xml_parser_create();

function start($parser,$element_name,$element_attrs) {
  switch($element_name) {
    case "NOTE":
    echo "NOTE<br>";
    break;
    case "TO":
    echo "To: ";
    break;
    case "FROM":
    echo "From: ";
    break;
    case "HEADING":
    echo "Heading: ";
    break;
    case "BODY":
    echo "Message: ";
  }
}

function stop($parser,$element_name) {
echo "<br>";
}

function char($parser,$data) {
echo $data;
}

//  Specify functions to be called at the start and end of an element in the XML document
xml_set_element_handler($parser,"start","stop");
xml_set_character_data_handler($parser,"char");
$fp=fopen("note.xml","r");

while ($data=fread($fp,4096)) {
  xml_parse($parser,$data,feof($fp)) or
  die (sprintf("XML Error: %s at line %d",
  xml_error_string(xml_get_error_code($parser)),
  xml_get_current_line_number($parser)));
}

xml_parser_free($parser);
fclose($fp);
?>
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Definition and Usage

The xml_set_element_handler() function specifies functions to be called at the start and end of an element in the XML document.

Note: The start and end parameters can also be an array containing an object reference and a method name.

Syntax

xml_set_element_handler(parser, start, end)

Parameter Description
parser Required. Specifies the XML parser to use
start Required. Specifies a function to be called at the start of an element. The function must have three parameters:
  • $parser - A variable containing the XML parser calling the handler
  • $name - A variable containing the name of the elements, that triggers this function, from the XML file as a string
  • $data - An array containing the elements attributes from the XML file as a string
end Required. Specifies a function to be called at the end of an element. The function must have two parameters:
  • $parser - A variable containing the XML parser calling the handler
  • $name - A variable containing the name of the elements, that triggers this function, from the XML file as a string


Technical Details

Return Value: TRUE on success. FALSE on failure
PHP Version: 4.0+

❮ PHP XML Parser Reference