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Description

Reads a XML file.

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Syntax

static getXML($data, $isFile=true)
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$data $data Full path and file name.
$isFile true false to load a string.

Returns

mixed on success | false on error.

Defined in

libraries/joomla/factory.php

Importing

jimport( 'joomla.factory' );

Source Body

public static function getXML($data, $isFile = true)
{
        jimport('joomla.utilities.xmlelement');
 
        // Disable libxml errors and allow to fetch error information as needed
        libxml_use_internal_errors(true);
 
        if($isFile)
        {
                // Try to load the xml file
                $xml = simplexml_load_file($data, 'JXMLElement');
        }
        else
        {
                // Try to load the xml string
                $xml = simplexml_load_string($data, 'JXMLElement');
        }
 
        if( ! $xml)
        {
                // There was an error
                JError::raiseWarning(100, JText::_('Failed loading XML file'));
 
                if($isFile)
                {
                        JError::raiseWarning(100, $data);
                }
 
                foreach(libxml_get_errors() as $error)
                {
                        JError::raiseWarning(100, 'XML: '.$error->message);
                }
        }
 
        return $xml ;
}

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Examples

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