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xml_get_current_byte_indexGet current byte index for an XML parser


xml_get_current_byte_index(XMLParser $parser): int

Gets the current byte index of the given XML parser.



A reference to the XML parser to get byte index from.

Return Values

This function returns false if parser does not refer to a valid parser, or else it returns which byte index the parser is currently at in its data buffer (starting at 0).


Version Description
8.0.0 parser expects an XMLParser instance now; previously, a resource was expected.



This function returns byte index according to UTF-8 encoded text disregarding if input is in another encoding.

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turan dot yuksel at tcmb dot gov dot tr
15 years ago
The outcome of this function is heavily dependent on the parser implementation used. For example, at the point where the start_element_ callback is called, libxml2 parser consumes the entire element name and attributes, however expat does not.
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