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Bug #52450 $DomDocumentObj->encoding should not affect xml declaration
Submitted: 2010-07-26 23:58 UTC Modified: 2011-01-12 13:29 UTC
Avg. Score:4.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (50.0%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: giorgio dot liscio at email dot it Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: DOM XML related
PHP Version: 5.3.3 OS: all
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-07-26 23:58 UTC] giorgio dot liscio at email dot it

consider this code:

i want to set utf-16 as internal encoding for domdocument
because source data is utf-16 encoded

$doc->encoding = "UTF-16";

but my output for web is handled by:

iconv_set_encoding("internal_encoding", "UTF-16");
iconv_set_encoding("output_encoding", "UTF-8//TRANSLIT//IGNORE");

or can be handled by

echo iconv("UTF-16", "UTF-8", $xmldata);

so the output is utf-8 encoded but the xml declaration says:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>

so $document->encoding property should work as how it works now, but it should not affect the xml declaration

in plus you should provide an alternative to set $xmlEncoding (make it non-readonly)

i'm sorry for my english... i hope you accept this request!
thank you


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 [2010-09-05 10:13 UTC] giorgio dot liscio at email dot it
hi, can you examine my request?
thank you
 [2011-01-12 13:29 UTC]
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 [2011-01-12 13:29 UTC]
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