simplexml_element->asXML

(no version information, might be only in CVS)

simplexml_element->asXML --  Return a well-formed XML string based on SimpleXML element.

Description

string simplexml_element->asXML ( void )

The asXML method formats the parent object's data in XML version 1.0.

Example 1. Get XML

<?php
$string
= <<<XML
<a>
<b>
  <c>text</c>
  <c>stuff</c>
</b>
<d>
  <c>code</c>
</d>
</a>
XML;

$xml = simplexml_load_string($string);

echo
$xml->asXML(); // <?xml ... <a><b><c>text</c><c>stuff</c> ...

?>

asXML also works on Xpath results:

Example 2. Using asXML() on Xpath results

<?php
// Continued from example XML above.

/* Search for <a><b><c> */
$result = $xml->xpath('/a/b/c');

while(list( ,
$node) = each($result)) {
    echo
$node->asXML(); // <c>text</c> and <c>stuff</c>
}
?>


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