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Hello,

I want to write xml with php and Im using the code in this tutorial:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/os-xmldomphp/

I've made the php page and everything looks fine when I access the PHP file, I get the XML structure and all.

the problem is, it works only if the file in in .php extension. I want to call the file when the .xml extension, how to do that?

Thnx, and sorry for the probably noobish question.

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Last Post by kokoro90
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Hi,

The only way I can think of to do this would be to add a rewrite rule in your .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^/path/yourfile.xml$   /path/yourfile.php

This will basically execute the php file in the background while the user only sees the .xml extension.

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Thanks for the response, but this didn't help, now whenever I access the file with .xml extension I get an XML error pointing to the end of the php script (after the ?>) and when viewing the source of the page I can see the php script. so the php script was parsed as XML.

Any ideas?

thnx

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sorry, I think I typed something wrong in the .htaccess file, now it works, but is it normal that I can't see the XML as a regular XML file? and I see the title of the book as the title of the page? is it because of this line:

$title = $doc->createElement( "title" );
  $title->appendChild(
  $doc->createTextNode( $book['title'] )
  );
  $b->appendChild( $title );

So probably I have 2 problems:

1. the files looks like an echo of a php, no pink background, no XML tags visible and so on.

2. the title of the page is the title of the book.

thnx

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Is this problem only occurring if you access it using the .xml extension, or even when you are calling the .php directly?

Also, if you do a "view source", does the file look correct?

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when viewing the source it looks like a regular XML:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<books>
  <book>
    <title>Romeo and Juliet</title>
    <id>1</id>
    <desc>William Shakespeare</desc>
  </book>
</books>

The page looks exactly the same, whether I access it using .xml extension or .php

any ideas?

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You are not trying to display the XML as-is, right? I think you should try to feed it to whoever/whatever will consume this generated xml and see if it works.

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