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

xml_set_character_data_handlerSet up character data handler


bool xml_set_character_data_handler ( resource $parser , callable $handler )

Sets the character data handler function for the XML parser parser.



A reference to the XML parser to set up character data handler function.


handler is a string containing the name of a function that must exist when xml_parse() is called for parser.

The function named by handler must accept two parameters:

handler ( resource $parser , string $data )
The first parameter, parser, is a reference to the XML parser calling the handler.
The second parameter, data, contains the character data as a string.

Character data handler is called for every piece of a text in the XML document. It can be called multiple times inside each fragment (e.g. for non-ASCII strings).

If a handler function is set to an empty string, or FALSE, the handler in question is disabled.

Note: Instead of a function name, an array containing an object reference and a method name can also be supplied.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

XML Parser Functions
PHP Manual