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using simplexml to create an xml object from scratch
using simplexml to create an xml object from scratch ¬†using -'php,xml,simplexml'
Is it possible to use PHP's SimpleXML functions to create an XML object from scratch? ¬†Looking through the function list, there's ways to import an existing XML string into an object that you can then manipulate, but if I just want to generate an XML object programmatically from scratch, what's the best way to do that?
I figured out that you can use simplexml_load_string() and pass in the root string that you want, and then you've got an object you can manipulate by adding children... although this seems like kind of a hack, since I have to actually hardcode some XML into the string before it can be loaded.
I've done it using the DOMDocument functions, although it's a little confusing because I'm not sure what the DOM has to do with creating a pure XML document... so maybe it's just badly named :-)
Sep 21, 2015
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