Tag Archives: SimpleXML

attributes()

It returns a SimpleXML element’s attributes

Example

<?php
$xml = simplexml_load_file(“test.xml”);
foreach($xml->server[0]->attributes() as $a => $b) {
echo $a;
}
?>

Output

ver

XML

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”ISO-8859-1″?>
<web>
<server ver=”5″>Apache</server>
<lan>PHP</lan>
<client>Javascript</client>
</web>

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asXML()

It returns XML string from a SimpleXML element

Example

<?php
$xml = simplexml_load_file(‘test.xml’);
echo $xml->asXML();
?>

Output

Apache PHP Javascript

XML

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”ISO-8859-1″?>
<web>
<server>Apache</server>
<lan>PHP</lan>
<client>Javascript</client>
</web>


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addChild()

It adds a child element the SimpleXML element

Example

<?php
$xml = simplexml_load_file(“test.xml”);
$xml->server[0]->addChild(“version”, “5”);
foreach ($xml->server->children() as $child)
{
echo $child . “<br />”;
}
?>

Output

5

XML

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”ISO-8859-1″?>
<web>
<server>Apache</server>
<lan>PHP</lan>
<client>Javascript</client>
</web>

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addAttribute()

It adds an attribute to the SimpleXML element

Example

<?php
$xmlObj = simplexml_load_file(“test.xml”);
$xmlObj->client[0]->addAttribute(“ver”, “5”);
foreach($xmlObj->client[0]->attributes() as $a => $b) {
echo $a,’=”‘,$b,””</br>”;
}
?>

Output

ver=”5″

XML

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”ISO-8859-1″?>
<web>
<server>Apache</server>
<lan>PHP</lan>
<client>Javascript</client>
</web>


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SimpleXML functions

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