PHP fileopen


i am trying to read an xml file, when i load a local file which is in the same directory it works fine... but when i try to load a xml file from another domain it gives me an error...

$xml_file = "";

// Opens the file or gives an error message
$fp = fopen($xml_file, "r") or die("Could not open file");

// Reads the file or gives an error message
$data = fread($fp, filesize($xml_file)) or die("Could not read file");

i get the following error...

Warning: filesize(): Stat failed for (errno=2 - No such file or directory) in /test.php on line 78

Warning: fread(): Length parameter must be greater than 0. in /test.php on line 78
Could not read file

can someone please help...

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try instead
$file_contents = file_get_contents($xml_file);
iam_david_leeAuthor Commented:
thanks for the reply... but still same error. i think its its something to do with this line, it doesnt like the filesize or something...

$data = fread($fp, filesize($xml_file)) or die("Could not read file");
With file_get_contents(), you don't need fopen/fread/filesize.  The warnings are because PHP doesn't support filesize and fread on remote files.  All you need to call is:

$data = file_get_contents($xml_file);
// entire file contents are stored in $data

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I agree that the file_get_contents() will work, as previously stated.
blue_hunterTechnical ConsultantCommented:
when you using fopen(), try to check to make sure that allow_url_fopen is enabled. If it is switched off, PHP will emit a warning and the fopen call will fail.

i have the same comment as above see my comments above.
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