(PHP 4 >= 4.0.6)

mb_output_handler --  Callback function converts character encoding in output buffer


string mb_output_handler (string contents, int status)


This function is EXPERIMENTAL. The behaviour of this function, the name of this function, and anything else documented about this function may change in a future release of PHP without notice. Be warned and use this function at your own risk.

mb_output_handler() is ob_start() callback function. mb_output_handler() converts characters in output buffer from internal character encoding to HTTP output character encoding.

4.1.0 or later version, this hanlder adds charset HTTP header when following conditions are met:

contents : Output buffer contents

status : Output buffer status

Return Value: String converted

Example 1. mb_output_handler() example


Note: If you want to output some binary data such as image from PHP script, you must set output encoding to "pass" using mb_http_output().

See also ob_start().