PHP 4 >= 4.0.5, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8
xml_parser_create_ns - Create an XML parser with namespace support

xml_parser_create_ns( [string|null$encoding = null], [string$separator = ":"] ): XMLParser

xml_parser_create_ns creates a new XML parser with XML namespace support and returns a XMLParser instance to be used by the other XML functions.



The input encoding is automatically detected, so that the encoding parameter specifies only the output encoding. The default output charset is UTF-8. The supported encodings are ISO-8859-1, UTF-8 and US-ASCII.


With a namespace aware parser tag parameters passed to the various handler functions will consist of namespace and tag name separated by the string specified in separator.

Return Values

Returns a new XMLParser instance.


Version Description
8.0.0 This function returns an XMLParser instance now; previously, a resource was returned, or false on failure.
8.0.0 encoding is nullable now.

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