XML Parser Functions
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(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

xml_parseStart parsing an XML document


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

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().


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

XML Parser Functions
PHP Manual