How to Read XML Using PHP DOM

This simple example mentions how the data from the xml file can be read and displayed in a textbox in the html file. It illustrates the concept which simplifies understanding the basics.

The structure of file.xml is:-


HELLO

This code lies in  file.php:-
<?php
¬†$xdoc = new DOMDocument( ‘1.0’, ‘UTF-8’ );
$xdoc->Load(“file.xml”);
$candidate = $xdoc->getElementsByTagName(‘root’)->item(0);
$newElement = $xdoc ->createElement(‘root’);
$txtNode = $xdoc ->createTextNode ($root);
$newElement -> appendChild($txtNode);
$candidate -> appendChild($newElement);
$msg = $candidate->nodeValue;
?>

This code lies in file.html



It will display the data in $msg variable in the textbox names msgval.

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Creating A Xml Document Using XML DOM And PHP

I had many issues to dealing with while solving this problem i i though about sharing this. The code below illustates a simple logis to create a XML file if it is not present and create a root node. And looking at this node you can create chile nodes.

The code is as follows:-

<?php
$uvar = “HELLO”;
$doc = new DOMDocument(‘1.0’, ‘UTF-8’);
$ele = $doc->createElement( ‘root’ );
$ele->nodeValue = $uvar;
$doc->appendChild( $ele );
$test = $doc->save(“file.xml”)

?>

This will create a file.xml with the following contents:-
HELLO