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XMLReader::readString

(PHP 5 >= 5.2.0)

XMLReader::readStringReads the contents of the current node as a string

Description

public string XMLReader::readString ( void )

Reads the contents of the current node as a string.

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns the content of the current node 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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Michael Rusch
5 years ago
For those who, like me, are having trouble figuring out the difference between getString() an getInnerXML(), the difference is that getString() does NOT include markup.  So, for:

<foo>bar<baz>Hello, world!</baz></foo>

getString() on the <foo> node would return

bar Hello, world!

whereas getInnerXML() would return

bar<baz>Hello, world!</baz>
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Lea Hayes
3 years ago
I would like to reiterate that this does not work when compiled with versions of libxml lower than 20620. I found that it just presents a blank page.

<?php $string = $reader->readString(); ?>

I worked around this issue by adding the following helper function:

<?php
function read_string($reader) {
   
$node = $reader->expand();
    return
$node->textContent;
}
?>

And then using:

<?php $string = read_string($reader); ?>
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