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(PHP 5 >= 5.3.0, PHP 7)

SimpleXMLElement::countCounts the children of an element


public SimpleXMLElement::count ( void ) : int

This method counts the number of children of an element.

Return Values

Returns the number of elements of an element.


Example #1 Counting the number of children

= <<<EOF
 <person name="Person 1">
 <person name="Person 2">

$elem = new SimpleXMLElement($xml);

foreach (
$elem as $person) {
printf("%s has got %d children.\n"$person['name'], $person->count());

The above example will output:

Person 1 has got 3 children.
Person 2 has got 5 children.

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