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SimpleXMLElement->addChild()

Adds a child element to the XML node ()

SimpleXMLElement {
  SimpleXMLElement addChild(string name,
                            string value,
                            string namespace);

}

Adds a child element to the node and returns a SimpleXMLElement of the child.

Parameters

name

The name of the child element to add.

value

If specified, the value of the child element.

namespace

If specified, the namespace to which the child element belongs.

Return Values

The addChild method returns a SimpleXMLElement object representing the child added to the XML node.

Examples

Example 2248. Add attributes and children to a SimpleXML element

<?php

include 'example.php';

$sxe = new SimpleXMLElement($xmlstr);
$sxe->addAttribute('type', 'documentary');

$movie = $sxe->addChild('movie');
$movie->addChild('title', 'PHP2: More Parser Stories');
$movie->addChild('plot', 'This is all about the people who make it work.');

$characters = $movie->addChild('characters');
$character  = $characters->addChild('character');
$character->addChild('name', 'Mr. Parser');
$character->addChild('actor', 'John Doe');

$rating = $movie->addChild('rating', '5');
$rating->addAttribute('type', 'stars');

echo
$sxe->asXML();

?>