Logan Serman Logan Serman - 2 months ago 12
PHP Question

Loading a remote xml page with file_get_contents()

I have seen some questions similar to this on the internet, none with an answer.

I want to return the source of a remote XML page into a string. The remote XML page, for the purposes of this question, is:

http://www.test.com/foo.xml


In a regular webbrowser, I can view the page and the source is an XML document. When I use
file_get_contents('http://www.test.com/foo.xml')
, however, it returns a string with the corresponding URL.

Is there to retrieve the XML component? I don't care if it uses file_get_contents or not, just something that will work.

Seb Seb
Answer

You need to have allow_url_fopen set in your server for this to work.

If you donĀ“t, then you can use this function as a replacement:

<?php
function curl_get_file_contents($URL)
    {
        $c = curl_init();
        curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
        curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_URL, $URL);
        $contents = curl_exec($c);
        curl_close($c);

        if ($contents) return $contents;
            else return FALSE;
    }
?>

Borrowed from here.