On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 4:07 PM, robert mena <robert.m...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to parse a XML file with simplexml_load but it gave me error.
>  While inspecting the contents I found a & inside the value of a tag.
> <tag>something & something</tag>.
> After I've removed the & everything went fine.  So which chars I should not
> put in my file?   Should I use some conversion function like html_entities?
> Does the receiver of the XML has to do anything to convert is back?

The following should not be used inside XML

& ampersand
' single quote
" double quote
> greater than
< less than

you could simply wrap all your data in CDATA tags


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