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xml_parser_create - Create an XML parser

xml_parser_create( [string|null$encoding = null] ): XMLParser

xml_parser_create creates a new XML parser 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. If empty string is passed, the parser attempts to identify which encoding the document is encoded in by looking at the heading 3 or 4 bytes. The default output charset is UTF-8. The supported encodings are ISO-8859-1, UTF-8 and US-ASCII.

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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