PHP simplexml_import_dom() Function

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Example

Take a node of a DOM document and make it into a SimpleXML node:

<?php
$dom=new domDocument;
$dom->loadXML("<note><to>Tove</to><from>Jani</from></note>");
$x=simplexml_import_dom($dom);
echo $x->from;
?>

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Definition and Usage

The simplexml_import_dom() function returns a SimpleXMLElement object from a DOM node.


Syntax

simplexml_import_dom(node,classname);

Parameter Description
node Required. Specifies a DOM element node
classname Optional. Specifies the class of the new object

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns a SimpleXMLElement object on success. FALSE on failure
PHP Version: 5+

More Examples

Example 1

Output the title of the second book node in the DOM document:

<?php
$dom=new domDocument;
$dom->loadXML("<books><book><title>Title1</title></book><book><title>Title2</title></book></books>");
$x=simplexml_import_dom($dom);
echo $x->book[1]->title;
?>

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