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wddx_deserialize

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wddx_deserializeDeserialisiert ein WDDX Paket

Beschreibung

mixed wddx_deserialize ( string $packet )

wddx_deserialize() übernimmt einen packet String and deserialisiert diesen. Es wird entweder ein String, eine Zahl oder ein Array zurückgegeben. 'Structures' werden in assoziative Arrays deserialisiert.

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Magnus Deininger, dma05 at web dot de
5 years ago
When writing your wddx file manually with an UTF-8 aware editor and saving it in utf-8, if your data gets its special characters mysteriously scrambled, try to add an xml header that marks the output as iso-8859-1, like this one:

<?xml version="1.1" encoding="iso-8859-1" ?>

This makes the wddx decode function treat the input as iso-8859-1, so it will not try to treat it as utf-8 and do an implicit decode to iso-8859-1. You will then have read all string data in the wddx packet in their original utf-8 encoding, so that 'echo' and other output functions will produce the intended result if you have set the output encoding to utf-8.

(Bugs reports on this behaviour seem to be treated as bogus, so it would seem in order to point out this incorrect and highly confusing side-effect.)
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dormilich at netscape dot net
6 years ago
When deserializing objects make sure you have the class definition loaded. wddx_deserialize() doesn't call the class itself, so you will receive a fatal error.
Nevertheless you can look for the class manually and delegate it to __autoload().

<?php
// $wddx_string needs to be valid XML to be loaded by SimpleXML.
// class_exists() will call the __autoload() function. if you don't 
// want to use __autoloload(), use require_once()

function loadClassesFromWDDX($wddx_string)
{
   
$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($wddx_string);

    foreach (
$xml->xpath('//var') as $var)
    {
        if (
$var['name'] == 'php_class_name')
        {
            if (!
class_exists($var->string))
            {
                throw new
Exception('Class '" . $var->string . "'not available.');
               
// trigger_error('Class '" . $var->string . "'not available.', E_USER_ERROR);
           
}
        }
    }
}
?>
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dave at codexweb dot co dot za
8 years ago
Here's a handy wddx_deserialize clone I wrote a while back. It uses PHP5 SimpleXML and recursion to do pretty much the same task as wddx_deserialize. Hope it comes in handy for someone.

<?php

if (!function_exists('wddx_deserialize'))
{
   
/**
     * Clone implementation of wddx_deserialize
     */
   
function wddx_deserialize($xmlpacket)
    {
        if (
$xmlpacket instanceof SimpleXMLElement)
        {
            if (!empty(
$xmlpacket->struct))
            {
               
$struct = array();
                foreach (
$xmlpacket->xpath("struct/var") as $var)
                {
                    if (!empty(
$var["name"]))
                    {
                       
$key = (string) $var["name"];
                       
$struct[$key] = wddx_deserialize($var);
                    }
                }
                return
$struct;
            }
            else if (!empty(
$xmlpacket->array))
            {
               
$array = array();
                foreach (
$xmlpacket->xpath("array/*") as $var)
                {
                   
array_push($array, wddx_deserialize($var));
                }
                return
$array;
            }
            else if (!empty(
$xmlpacket->string))
            {
                return (string)
$xmlpacket->string;
            }
            else if (!empty(
$xmlpacket->number))
            {
                return (int)
$xmlpacket->number;
            }
            else
            {
                if (
is_numeric((string) $xmlpacket))
                {
                    return (int)
$xmlpacket;
                }
                else
                {
                    return (string)
$xmlpacket;
                }
            }
        }
        else
        {
           
$sxe = simplexml_load_string($xmlpacket);
           
$datanode = $sxe->xpath("/wddxPacket[@version='1.0']/data");
            return
wddx_deserialize($datanode[0]);
        }
    }
}

?>
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php dot net at werner-ott dot de
9 years ago
On migrating wddx_deserialize() from PHP 4.x to PHP 5.1 (5.1.0RC6):

While

  $buffer = wddx_serialize_vars($some_array);
  $some_array = wddx_deserialize($buffer);

worked fine with PHP 4.x, the deserialization failed with PHP 5.1. In the above example $some_array will just be an empty string under 5.1

While wddx_serialize_vars() seems to behave identical in 4.x and 5.1, wddx_deserialize() does NOT.

Prepending XML encoding information to the buffer turned out to be at least a workaround. So, the following works with PHP 5.1:

  $buffer = wddx_serialize_vars($some_array);
  $buffer = '<?xml version="1.0"
          encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>'.
          $buffer;
  $some_array = wddx_deserialize($buffer);

NB: It may well be, that the behavioural difference between 4.x and 5.1 described above can only be observed if the array contains certain characters, i.e. german Umlaute (). So this workaround may not be necessary in each and every case.
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mail_fidel at yahoo dot com
10 years ago
To properly deserialize a wddx file it was to be utf8_encoded.

The following code will NOT work (PHP5.0.2 FreeBSD):

<?php
   $data
= wddx_serialize_value(array("xyz","abcd"));
   print
$data;
  
print_r(wddx_deserialize($data));

?>

Even thought the serialization is done right, the deserialization will not work unless you encode the text using utf8.

This code WILL work:

<?php
   $data
= wddx_serialize_value(array(utf8_encode("xyz"),"abcd"));
   print
$data;
  
print_r(wddx_deserialize($data));

?>
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xavier at c-est-simple dot com
10 years ago
JavaScript/PHP interroperability:

If you want to exchange wddx packets between a JavaScript application using the JS wddx library from openwddx (http://www.openwddx.org/downloads/), and a PHP script using wddx functions, be aware that the encoding of the classes of objects serialized in the wddx packet is not made the same way in both implementations.

The JS lib uses a 'type' attribute in the 'struct' tab and gives it the name of the class of the object serialized in the 'struct' element, while PHP uses a 'php_class_name' tag within the 'struct'.
NB : to get the type attribute with JS serialisation, you need to set the 'wddxSerializationType' member in your classes

Example with an object of class 'exemple' containing 2 members _attr1 and _attr2.
(NB : in french, 'example' is spelled 'exemple', okay ? :-)

JS serialization :
<wddxPacket version='1.0'>
<header/>
<data>
  <struct type="exemple">
   <var name='_attr1'>
    <string>foo</string>
   </var>
   <var name='_attr2'>
    <string>bar</string>
   </var>
  </struct>
</data>
</wddxPacket>

php serialization:
<wddxPacket version='1.0'>
<header/>
<data>
  <struct>
   <var name='php_class_name'>
    <string>exemple</string>
   </var>
   <var name='_attr1'>
    <string>foo</string>
   </var>
   <var name='_attr2'>
    <string>bar</string>
   </var>
  </struct>
</data>
</wddxPacket>

I like the JS approach better.
So if you need the compatibility, the workaround is quite simple:
- add a 'php_class_name' member in your JS objects, giving it the name of the class for value, and the JS generated packet will be correctly deserialized with PHP in classed objects.

- use a regexp on a PHP generated packet to add the 'type' attribute so that the JS deserialization instanciates objects of the right class:
      $pat = "/<struct><var name='php_class_name'><string>(\w+)<\/string>/" ;
      $rep = "<struct type='\$1'><var name='php_class_name'><string>\$1</string>" ;
      $serialised = preg_replace($pat, $rep, $serialised );
NB : this only works because the 'php_class_name' tag is just next to the 'struct' tag.
Who knows if this is going to be true in future releases... ?

This way, you can exchange JS and PHP objects (provided you define your JS and PHP classes the same way) smoothly...

It's worth saying that both implementations, as well as my interroperability workaround, handle correctly objects with members that are also objects.

NB : NB means Nota Bene.
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xavier at c-est-simple.com
10 years ago
Beware, although the deserialized objects are instanciated class objects (if the php_class_name tag is amongst the children of the struct tag and its text content is the name of a loaded class), the constructor of the class has not been called at all.
You can use the members and call the methods of the object all right, but any initialisation action that the constructor might be in charge of is missing.
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php at mike2k dot com
13 years ago
if you have WDDX data coming from a third party source and it isnt being parsed correctly in your php, try translating their WDDX. we have a third party sending us WDDX from cold fusion, and it uses a <recordset> element, which PHP seems to ignore (looking around the web we found some other people having trouble) so the (hopefully temporary) solution we found was to translate the WDDX midstream and then we were able to parse it:

$url = "http://somedomain.com/blah.wddx";
$fp = fopen($url,"r");
$page = fread($fp,10000);
fclose($fp);
$page = str_replace("<recordset","<struct",$page);
$page = str_replace("</recordset","</struct",$page);
$page = str_replace("<field","<var",$page);
$page = str_replace("</field","</var",$page);
$values = wddx_deserialize($page);
while(list($key,$val) = each($values)) {
        print "$key => $val<BR>";
}

this works for us. it's a hack, and hopefully php will support this in the future or something.
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medvitz at medvitz dot net
14 years ago
You can also serialize instantiated class objects with the wddx functions. 
ie.

<?php
$packet_id
= wddx_packet_start("PHP");
wddx_add_vars($packet_id, "objvar");
$packet = wddx_packet_end($packet_id);

$a wddx_deserialize($packet);
$obj = $a[objvar];
?>

now $obj is a useable object, that looks like the original.

Note that with this method, you need to know what the variable name of the original object was.  You can use one of the array functions to get the object in the event that the original object's variable name was unknown.


*** only verified on linux with 4.0.2
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djm at web dot us dot uu dot net
15 years ago
The packet string you pass to this function doesn't have to be sanitized first; it searches for a WDDX packet within the string.  So the string can contain HTML markup and random text outside of the packet, and that is all ignored.
This means you can get a packet from another web page like this:
<?php
$fhandle
= fopen("http://myserver.com/packet.php", "r");
if (
$fhandle) {
       
$page = fread($fhandle,10000);
       
fclose($fhandle);
       
$value = wddx_deserialize($page);
        print
"pi is:<br>" . $value["pi"] . "<p>\n";
} else {
        print
"could not get packet.php<p>";
}
?>
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valer underscore crisan at yahoo
5 years ago
In PHP 5.2.9, we noticed that wddx serialize and deserialize seems to use UTF-8 encoding for XML input and the output data. There are some posts below that talk about fixing the input XML data so deserialize would work fine on special chars in ISO-8859-1 encoding, but none of the posts talks about the output encoding.

Consider this test:
$text = "Jür";
$packet = wddx_serialize_value($text);
$header = '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>';
$newText = wddx_deserialize($header . $packet);
echo "WDDX Packet: $packet\n";
echo "Deserialized Object: $newText\n";

The output is:

WDDX Packet: <wddxPacket version='1.0'><header/><data><string>Jür</string></data></wddxPacket>
Deserialized Object: Jür

The deserialized string is not in ISO-8859-1 encoding. It is in UTF-8 encoding. So we need to run utf8_decode() on the deserialized data to convert it back to ISO-8859-1 encoding which is what our application expects.

Hope this helps.
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