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XML content-type header


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Vegas Rob

29 May 2010 at 10:11am Community Member, 5 Posts

I'm creating an XML file in a SS template. The issue I'm having is that the content-type being sent is text/html.

I've tried a number of things but I'm assuming that there must be some way to from my controller class or the template file or something, to define what the content-type ought to be.

Many thanks in advance.


29 May 2010 at 2:05pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

You can use addHeader() to add a header to the response of a particular controller action

function action() {
$this->response->addHeader("Content-Type", "application/xml");

And you need to make sure your xml has a valid xml header tag.


3 February 2011 at 4:56am Community Member, 197 Posts

It is best to put this inside init(), like this:

class XML_Controller extends Page_Controller {
public function init(){
   $this->response->addHeader("Content-Type", "application/xml");