PHP 5.6.0beta1 released

XMLWriter::writeElement

xmlwriter_write_element

(PHP 5 >= 5.1.2, PECL xmlwriter >= 0.1.0)

XMLWriter::writeElement -- xmlwriter_write_elementWrite full element tag

Description

Object oriented style

bool XMLWriter::writeElement ( string $name [, string $content ] )

Procedural style

bool xmlwriter_write_element ( resource $xmlwriter , string $name [, string $content ] )

Writes a full element tag.

Parameters

xmlwriter

Only for procedural calls. The XMLWriter resource that is being modified. This resource comes from a call to xmlwriter_open_uri() or xmlwriter_open_memory().

name

The element name.

content

The element contents.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Changelog

Version Description
5.2.3 The content parameter became optional.

See Also

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rjb at robertjbrown dot com
4 years ago
Quick note - writeElement also seems to decode any HTML entities during the write. For example, if you pass it "Me & You", it will write the output as "Me & You".
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googolplex at gmx dot net
5 years ago
The function XMLWriter::writeElement is used to write an element (i.e. a XML tag, an [optional] content, and a closing XML tag) in one line without sub-elements:

<?php

$oXMLout
= new XMLWriter();
$oXMLout->openMemory();
$oXMLout->writeElement("quantity", 8);
$oXMLout->writeElement("price_per_quantity", 110);
print
$oXMLout->outputMemory();

// produces:
// <quantity>8</quantity>
// <price_per_quantity>110</price_per_quantity>

?>

whereas if you want to include sub-elements you have to use the XMLWriter::startElement / XMLWriter::endElement pair:

<?php

$oXMLout
= new XMLWriter();
$oXMLout->openMemory();
$oXMLout->startElement("item");
$oXMLout->writeElement("quantity", 8);
$oXMLout->writeElement("price_per_quantity", 110);
$oXMLout->endElement();
print
$oXMLout->outputMemory();

// produces:
// <item>
// <quantity>8</quantity>
// <price_per_quantity>110</price_per_quantity>
// </item>

?>
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