ID: 12959
Updated by: jmoore
Old Status: Open
Status: Bogus
Bug Type: XML related
Operating System: Win98SE/Linux
PHP Version: 4.0.6
New Comment:

Ask on the PHP-GEneral mailling list, you are trying to use $this outside of a class 
so it does not work.

- James

Previous Comments:

[2001-08-25 09:41:10] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

When you use XML methods in a script, $this doesn't get set or is buggy. That means 
you can't use instance variables or methods of that object.

When you run the following script you only get SE,SE,EE,EE but the variables content 
and instancevar aren't set. The only solution I could think of is that $this points to 
a wrong object, not the object that the XML methods are called in.

Example script:
class ContentParser
    var $parser, $content = "";
    var $instancevar;

    function ContentParser()
        $this->parser = xml_parser_create();
        xml_set_object($this->parser, &$this);
        xml_set_element_handler($this->parser, "start_element", "end_element");
        xml_set_character_data_handler($this->parser, "character_data");

    function parse_text ($data)
        return xml_parse ($this->parser, $data, true);

    function add_content($text)
        $this->content .= $text;

    function processing_instruction($parser, $target, $data)


    function start_element($parser, $name, $attribs)
        echo "SE<br>";
        $this->add_content("Start_element $name<br>");
        $this->instancevar = "I should be set!!!";

    function end_element($parser, $name)
        echo "EE<br>";
        $this->add_content("End element $name<br>");

    function character_data($parser, $data)

$c = new ContentParser();
$c->parse_text("<document><paragraph>Well this doesn't work. 

echo $c->content; // Zip. No bonus.
echo $c->instancevar;

Am I doing something wrong or is this really a bug?


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