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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


(PHP 3 >= 3.0.6, PHP 4, PHP 5)

xml_parse -- Start parsing an XML document


int xml_parse ( resource parser, string data [, bool is_final] )

xml_parse() parses an XML document. The handlers for the configured events are called as many times as necessary.



A reference to the XML parser to use.


Chunk of data to parse. A document may be parsed piece-wise by calling xml_parse() several times with new data, as long as the is_final parameter is set and TRUE when the last data is parsed.


If set and TRUE, data is the last piece of data sent in this parse.

Return Values

Returns 1 on success or 0 on failure.

For unsuccessful parses, error information can be retrieved with xml_get_error_code(), xml_error_string(), xml_get_current_line_number(), xml_get_current_column_number() and xml_get_current_byte_index().

Note: Entity errors are reported at the end of the data thus only if is_final is set and TRUE.

Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006