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Old May 26th, 2005, 03:29 AM
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Default nusoap and require_once


once I add a require_once('file.php') to my nusoap code my webservice doesn't work anymore.
Response not of type text/xml
output started with file.php.

file.php can be either empty or like this one

What's happening?

How can I fix the problem?
Thanks a lot.

Old May 29th, 2005, 04:20 PM
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Make sure that you don't have any extra whitespace in file.php. The PHP include functions (include, include_once, require, and require_once) all put the PHP parser back into text/html mode, not PHP mode.

It does this because all files, by default, are treated as plain text. The PHP parser re-enters PHP code mode when it sees the first code delimiter (e.g. <?php).

As such, if the PHP interpreter discovers ANY non-code text, it will spit out the default HTTP headers and send that non-code text to the client. More often than not, this non-code text is whitespace.

If you want to FORCE PHP to send the correct headers, you can:

a) Make sure to explicitly send the text/xml header before doing anything else, and/or
b) Trim ALL whitespace from all PHP source files.

Take care,


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