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PHP : Function Reference : SimpleXML functions : simplexml_import_dom

simplexml_import_dom

Get a SimpleXMLElement object from a DOM node. (PHP 5)
SimpleXMLElement simplexml_import_dom ( DOMNode node [, string class_name] )

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_load_string() 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

Example2261.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; // blah
?>


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Code Examples / Notes » simplexml import dom

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Please note that a valid SimpleXMLElement is typecasted to false.
<?php
   $string = '<root><foo>abc</foo></root>';
   $xml = DOMDocument::loadXML($string);
   $xml = simplexml_import_dom($xml);
   echo 'simplexml_import_dom';
   var_dump($xml);
   var_dump((bool)$xml);
   $xml = simplexml_load_string('<root><foo>abc</foo></root>');
   echo 'simplexml_load_string';
   var_dump($xml);
   var_dump((bool)$xml);
   $xml = simplexml_load_file('test.xml');
   echo 'simplexml_load_file';
   var_dump($xml);
   var_dump((bool)$xml);
?>
Outputs:
--START--
simplexml_import_dom
object(SimpleXMLElement)[2]
 public 'foo' => 'abc'
false
simplexml_load_string
object(SimpleXMLElement)[1]
 public 'foo' => 'abc'
false
simplexml_load_file
object(SimpleXMLElement)[2]
 public 'foo' => 'abc'
false
--END--


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