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XMLReader::readOuterXML

(PHP 5 >= 5.2.0)

XMLReader::readOuterXMLRetrieve XML from current node, including it self

Description

public string XMLReader::readOuterXML ( void )

Reads the contents of the current node, including the node itself.

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns the contents of current node, including itself, as a string. Empty string on failure.

Notes

Caution

This function is only available when PHP is compiled against libxml 20620 or later.

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simon at avalon dot net dot nz
3 years ago
Be aware that when you extract a piece of XML from a larger XML document using the readOuterXML() function, it tries to determine the namespaces (as defined in the original XML document) that apply to the new piece, and inserts them into the appropriate tags as xmlns attributes. This can be disconcerting, but it should be a benign alteration in most cases, and I understand that it causes the new chunk of XML to be correctly formatted so it is valid in it's own right.

As far as I'm aware it's not possible to change this behaviour.
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ralf dot horlebein at web dot de
3 days ago
Please note that empty tags like <span></span> will be automatically converted to the short notation <span />.  This could cause trouble in some cases.
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