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Request #67387 SimpleXMLElement asXML() and saveXML() ignore LIBXML_NOXMLDECL
Submitted: 2014-06-05 13:57 UTC Modified: 2021-01-13 17:31 UTC
Avg. Score:3.5 ± 0.9
Reproduced:21 of 21 (100.0%)
Same Version:3 (14.3%)
Same OS:11 (52.4%)
From: anthon at piwik dot org Assigned:
Status: Open Package: SimpleXML related
PHP Version: 5.5.13 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2014-06-05 13:57 UTC] anthon at piwik dot org
asXML() and saveXML() includes the XML declaration contrary to

Drop the XML declaration when saving a document

(#50989 is similar to this bug but was reported for DOMDocument.)

Test script:
$xml = new \SimpleXMLElement('<root/>', LIBXML_NOXMLDECL);

Expected result:
string(8) "<root/>

Actual result:
string(30) "<?xml version="1.0"?>


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 [2016-10-14 15:27 UTC]
Related to bug #50989.
 [2021-01-13 17:31 UTC]
-Type: Bug +Type: Feature/Change Request
 [2021-01-13 17:31 UTC]
It has been documented in the meantime that
SimpleXMLElement::__construct() only supports options which affect
reading of documents.  Changing to feature request.
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