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domxml_root — Gets the root node.


object domxml_root(document);
object document: A reference an XML Document object


The root Node on success or FALSE on error.


Returns the root node, which is the first node after the prolog excluding other tags such as comments. The Document object alias prototype is object root(void)() .


PHP 4 >= 4.0b4


Example 257. Get the Root node

//create document
$doc = domxml_new_xmldoc("1.0");
$root = $doc->add_root("HTML ");
$head = $root->new_child("HEAD", "");
$title = $head->new_child("TITLE", "Hello World");
$root->new_child("BODY","This is the body");

//get the root node
$root = $doc->root();
print "Root name: " . $root->name;

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