PHP Manual: DOMDocument->saveXML()


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DOMDocument->saveXML()

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DOMDocument->saveXML() --  Dumps the internal XML tree back into a string

Description

class DOMDocument {

string saveXML ( [DOMNode node [, int options]] )

}

Creates an XML document from the DOM representation. This function is usually called after building a new dom document from scratch as in the example below.

Parameters

node

Use this parameter to output only a specific node without XML declaration rather than the entire document.

options

Additional Options. Currently only LIBXML_NOEMPTYTAG is supported.

Return Values

Returns the XML, or FALSE if an error occurred.

Errors/Exceptions

DOM_WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR

Raised if node is from another document.

ChangeLog

VersionDescription
5.1.0 Added the options parameter

Examples

Example 1. Saving a DOM tree into a string

<?php

$doc
= new DOMDocument('1.0');
// we want a nice output
$doc->formatOutput = true;

$root = $doc->createElement('book');
$root = $doc->appendChild($root);

$title = $doc->createElement('title');
$title = $root->appendChild($title);

$text = $doc->createTextNode('This is the title');
$text = $title->appendChild($text);

echo
"Saving all the document:\n";
echo
$doc->saveXML() . "\n";

echo
"Saving only the title part:\n";
echo
$doc->saveXML($title);

?>

The above example will output:

Saving all the document:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<book>
  <title>This is the title</title>
</book>

Saving only the title part:
<title>This is the title</title>