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DOMDocumentFragment::appendXML

(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0, PHP 7, PHP 8)

DOMDocumentFragment::appendXMLAppend raw XML data

Description

public DOMDocumentFragment::appendXML(string $data): bool

Appends raw XML data to a DOMDocumentFragment.

This method is not part of the DOM standard. It was created as a simpler approach for appending an XML DocumentFragment in a DOMDocument.

If you want to stick to the standards, you will have to create a temporary DOMDocument with a dummy root and then loop through the child nodes of the root of your XML data to append them.

Parameters

data

XML to append.

Return Values

Returns true on success or false on failure.

Examples

Example #1 Appending XML data to your document

<?php
$doc 
= new DOMDocument();
$doc->loadXML("<root/>");
$f $doc->createDocumentFragment();
$f->appendXML("<foo>text</foo><bar>text2</bar>");
$doc->documentElement->appendChild($f);
echo 
$doc->saveXML(); 
?>

The above example will output:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<root><foo>text</foo><bar>text2</bar></root>

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User Contributed Notes 2 notes

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Thanks to Christoph.
28 days ago
Strings such as " ' & < > may need to be escaped in advance.
In that case, you can use htmlspecialchars().
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lpetrov(AT)axisvista.com
14 years ago
Here is (maybe) a better example:
/**
* Helper function for replacing $node (DOMNode)
* with an XML code (string)
*
* @var DOMNode $node
* @var string $xml
*/
public function replaceNodeXML(&$node,$xml) {
$f = $this->dom->createDocumentFragment();
$f->appendXML($xml);
$node->parentNode->replaceChild($f,$node);
}

Copied from the "PHP5 Dom Based Template" article at:
http://blog.axisvista.com/?p=35
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