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avoid character enitities in output
Posted by: Mary Kalinosky ()
Date: August 12, 2009 03:34PM

I am inserting some XML nodes into a MySQL database with the following:

$xml_text = $node->ownerDocument->saveXML($node);
$insert_sql = 'INSERT INTO sections (text) VALUES("' . mysql_real_escape_string($xml_text) . '");';

When I look at the values in the text field of the sections table via phpMyAdmin or running a query in a command prompt, everything looks fine:

<caption>
<p>
<graphic-options>
<graphic xlink:href="978-1-60406-186-4c003_f003" />
</graphic-options>
<bold>(A)</bold>
Axial image at the level of the aortic valve. A well-defined, low-density polypoid lesion is appreciated on the inferior surface of the aortic valve leaflets.
</p>
</caption>


When I extract this data, however, using "view source" in my browser yields the following:

&lt;caption&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;graphic-options&gt;&lt;graphic xlink:href="978-1-60406-186-4c003_f003"/&gt;&lt;/graphic-options&gt;&lt;bold&gt;(A)&lt;/bold&gt;Axial image at the level of the aortic valve. A
well-defined, low-density polypoid lesion is appreciated on the
inferior surface of the aortic valve leaflets.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/caption&gt;


Here is the code I'm using to extract (all_cases_text is a view that incorporates the sections table):

$select_sql = 'SELECT * FROM all_cases_text WHERE (book_id = ' . $book_id . ' AND case_id = ' . $case_id . ') ORDER BY heading_id;';

// This is part of a while loop, utf8_encode($row['text']) gets the text I inserted above.
$next_elem = $doc->createElement( $row['node_type'], utf8_encode($row['text']) );
$section_elem->appendChild($next_elem);

// Append the section element.
$case_dom->appendChild($section_elem);

// Send the XML to the browser
print($case_dom->saveXML());

I get the output with character entities (&lt; &gt;) whether I use the utf8_encode() function or not. Eventually, I need to transform the DOMDocument I'm getting with some XSLT. How do I keep the output from giving me character entities for the tag brackets? They aren't even in the database in the first place.

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avoid character enitities in output Mary Kalinosky 08/12/2009 03:34PM
Re: avoid character enitities in output Mary Kalinosky 08/12/2009 04:14PM


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