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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

Example 2261. 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
?>