PHP Manual: DOMNode->removeChild()


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DOMNode->removeChild()

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DOMNode->removeChild() --  Removes child from list of children

Description

class DOMNode {

DOMNode removeChild ( DOMNode oldnode )

}

This functions removes a child from a list of children.

Parameters

oldnode

The removed child.

Return Values

If the child could be removed the functions returns the old child.

Errors/Exceptions

DOM_NO_MODIFICATION_ALLOWED_ERR

Raised if this node is readonly.

DOM_NOT_FOUND

Raised if oldnode is not a child of this node.

Examples

The following example will delete the chapter element of our XML document.

Example 1. Removing a child

<?php

$doc
= new DOMDocument;
$doc->load('book.xml');

$book = $doc->documentElement;

// we retrieve the chapter and remove it from the book
$chapter = $book->getElementsByTagName('chapter')->item(0);
$oldchapter = $book->removeChild($chapter);

echo
$doc->saveXML();
?>

The above example will output:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE book PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN" 
          "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.1.2/docbookx.dtd">
<book id="listing">
 <title>My lists</title>
 
</book>