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SimpleXMLElement::__toString

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SimpleXMLElement::__toStringReturns the string content

Descripción

public string SimpleXMLElement::__toString ( void )

Returns text content that is directly in this element. Does not return text content that is inside this element's children.

Parámetros

Esta función no tiene parámetros.

Valores devueltos

Returns the string content on success or an empty string on failure.

Ejemplos

Ejemplo #1 Get string content

<?php
$xml 
= new SimpleXMLElement('<a>1 <b>2 </b>3</a>');
echo 
$xml;
?>

El resultado del ejemplo sería:

1 3

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Patanjali
1 month ago
[Someone remove that other Patanjali's note, because it has errors! :-(]

For those for whom it may not be immediately obvious from the example, the echo is what is forcing __toString() to be used.

However, to assign the text of a node (but not its children) to a variable:

$XML = new SimpleXMLElement('<p>Hello<span> world</span>.<span> Good day!</span></p>');

$Text = $XML->__toString();

is effectively:
$Text = 'Hello.'; // The <span>s are ignored.

Either of:
$Text = $XML->span->__toString();
$Text = $XML->span[0]->__toString();

is effectively:
$Text = ' world'; // Only the first <span> is used.

$Text = $XML->span[1]->__toString();

is effectively:
$Text = ' Good day!'; // Only the second <span> is used.
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Patanjali
1 month ago
For those for whom it may not be immediately obvious from the example, to assign the text of a node (but not its children) to a variable:

$XML = new SimpleXMLElement('<p>Hello<span> world</span>.<span> Good day!</span></p>');

Either:
$Text = $XML;
$Text = $XML->__String();

is effectively:
$Text = 'Hello.'; // The <span>s are ignored.

Either of:
$Text = $XML->span;
$Text = $XML->span[0];

is effectively:
$Text = ' world'; // Only the first <span> is used.

$Text = $XML->span[1];

is effectively:
$Text = ' Good day!'; // Only the second <span> is used.
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