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simplexml_import_dom

(PHP 5)

simplexml_import_domGet a SimpleXMLElement object from a DOM node.

Description

SimpleXMLElement simplexml_import_dom ( DOMNode $node [, string $class_name = "SimpleXMLElement" ] )

This function takes a node of a DOM document and makes it into a SimpleXML node. This new object can then be used as a native SimpleXML element.

Parameters

node

A DOM Element node

class_name

You may use this optional parameter so that simplexml_import_dom() will return an object of the specified class. That class should extend the SimpleXMLElement class.

Return Values

Returns a SimpleXMLElement or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example #1 Importing DOM

<?php
$dom 
= new DOMDocument;
$dom->loadXML('<books><book><title>blah</title></book></books>');
if (!
$dom) {
    echo 
'Error while parsing the document';
    exit;
}

$s simplexml_import_dom($dom);

echo 
$s->book[0]->title;
?>

The above example will output:

blah

See Also

PHP Manual