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(PHP 5 >= 5.1.2, PHP 7, PHP 8, PECL xmlwriter >= 0.1.0)

XMLWriter::text -- xmlwriter_textWrite text


Object-oriented style

public XMLWriter::text(string $content): bool

Procedural style

xmlwriter_text(XMLWriter $writer, string $content): bool

Writes a text.



Only for procedural calls. The XMLWriter instance that is being modified. This object is returned from a call to xmlwriter_open_uri() or xmlwriter_open_memory().


The contents of the text. The characters <, >, & and " are written as entity references (i.e. &lt;, &gt;, &amp; and &quot;, respectively). All other characters including ' are written literally. To write the special XML characters literally, or to write literal entity references, xmlwriter_write_raw() has to be used.

Return Values

Returns true on success or false on failure.


Version Description
8.0.0 writer expects an XMLWriter instance now; previously, a resource was expected.
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