Alert: This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

_xml_wp_die_handler( string $message, string $title = '', string|array $args = array() )

Kills WordPress execution and displays XML response with an error message.

Description Description

This is the handler for wp_die() when processing XML requests.

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) Error message.


(string) (Optional) Error title.

Default value: ''


(string|array) (Optional) Arguments to control behavior.

Default value: array()

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/functions.php

function _xml_wp_die_handler( $message, $title = '', $args = array() ) {
	list( $message, $title, $parsed_args ) = _wp_die_process_input( $message, $title, $args );

	$message = htmlspecialchars( $message );
	$title   = htmlspecialchars( $title );

	$xml = <<<EOD


	if ( ! headers_sent() ) {
		header( "Content-Type: text/xml; charset={$parsed_args['charset']}" );
		if ( null !== $parsed_args['response'] ) {
			status_header( $parsed_args['response'] );

	echo $xml;
	if ( $parsed_args['exit'] ) {

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Version Description
5.2.0 Introduced.

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