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The XmlText Field Type isn't officially supported by eZ Platform. It can be installed by requiring ezsystems/ezplatform-xmltext-fieldtype. PlatformUI does not support wysiwyg editing of this type of Field.

This Field Type validates and stores formatted text using the eZ Publish legacy format, ezxml. 

NameInternal nameExpected input

Input expectations

stringXML document in the Field Type internal format as a string.

See the example below.

An instance of the class implementing Field Type abstract Input class.See the example below.
An instance of the Field Type Value object.See the example below.

Example of the Field Type's internal format

For XHTML Input

The eZ XML output uses <strong> and <em> by default, respecting the semantic XHTML notation.

Input object API

Input object is intended as a vector for different input formats. It should accept input value in a foreign format and convert it to the Field Type's internal format.

It should implement abstract eZ\Publish\Core\FieldType\XmlText\Input class, which defines only one method:

The method should return the input value in the internal format.

At the moment there is only one implementation of the Input class, eZ\Publish\Core\FieldType\XmlText\Input\EzXml, which accepts input value in the internal format, and therefore only performs validation of the input value.

Example of using the Input object

Value object API

eZ\Publish\Core\FieldType\XmlText\Value offers following properties:

Internal format value as an instance of DOMDocument.


Validation of the internal format is performed in the eZ\Publish\Core\FieldType\XmlText\Input\EzXml class.


Following settings are available:

NameTypeDefault valueDescription


int10Defines the number of rows for the online editor in the administration interface.



Preset of tags for the online editor in the administration interface.

Tag presets

Following tag presets are available as constants in the eZ\Publish\Core\FieldType\XmlText class:

Default tag preset.

Preset of tags for online editor intended for simple formatting options.

Example of using settings in PHP