Hi there, This is not a bug.. this is expected behaviour.
The string would be chopped up into 3 parts because you have : 1. a string: "Follow-up To Critique of BeOS " 2. a predefined entity : "&" 3. a string: "amp; Mac OS X" There are not actually two ampersands.. you have & followed by amp; - this is so that once it has been parsed you end up with & which will display correctly in most HTML browsers. Note that & is a usually a predefined entity in XML and so will be replaced with "&". HTH Matt. -----Original Message----- From: Ben Gollmer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: 01 January 2002 00:23 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [PHP] XML Parsing Problem Hi all - I'm experimenting with PHP's XML parser for an application that maps XML tags to MySQL database fields. As a test for my parsing program, I've been grabbing XML from the Slashdot news feed (http://www.slashdot.org/slashdot.xml) and inserting it into a database. This is very simple data - <title>blah</title> gets inserted into the 'title' field, etc. However, when there are some strange characters in the title field, the XML parser seems to choke. Here is an example. The title of a recent article from Slashdot looks like this in the XML file: <title>Follow-up To Critique of BeOS &amp; Mac OS X</title> Don't ask my why they have a double ampersand in there... Anyway, the XML parser returns this as three sets of data, instead of one. The array that I get looks like this: $myArray = "Follow-up To Critique of BeOS " $myArray = "&" $myArray = "amp; Mac OS X" This is the data I get back from the parser, BEFORE putting it into the database. I'm echoing each array field to the screen, just to make sure. So I know it has nothing to do with MySQL. The double ampersand shouldn't make a difference - the XML parser should not be interpreting HTML...right? Also, I don't get an error code or error string from xml_parse(). Anyone have any ideas? This is a subtle bug - in fact I had been satisfied with my XML parsing code, and was well into the rest of my application when I happened to notice this. Ben -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]