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xml_parser_set_optionSet options in an XML parser


bool xml_parser_set_option ( resource $parser , int $option , mixed $value )

Sets an option in an XML parser.



A reference to the XML parser to set an option in.


Which option to set. See below.

The following options are available:

XML parser options
Option constant Data type Description
XML_OPTION_CASE_FOLDING integer Controls whether case-folding is enabled for this XML parser. Enabled by default.
XML_OPTION_SKIP_TAGSTART integer Specify how many characters should be skipped in the beginning of a tag name.
XML_OPTION_SKIP_WHITE integer Whether to skip values consisting of whitespace characters.
XML_OPTION_TARGET_ENCODING string Sets which target encoding to use in this XML parser.By default, it is set to the same as the source encoding used by xml_parser_create(). Supported target encodings are ISO-8859-1, US-ASCII and UTF-8.


The option's new value.

Return Values

This function returns FALSE if parser does not refer to a valid parser, or if the option could not be set. Else the option is set and TRUE is returned.

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9 years ago
The option XML_OPTION_SKIP_WHITE has no effect in my PHP 5.2.6 (with expat-1.95.8-5). To skip cdata composed of white space only, simply check for that at the beginning of your cdata callback function:

function callback_cdata($parser, $cdata)

// ... continue processing ...