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<?php $x = new SimpleXMLElement('<root name="toplevel"></root>'); $f1 = new SimpleXMLElement('<child pos="1">alpha</child>'); $f2 = new SimpleXMLElement('<child pos="2">beta</child>'); $f3 = new SimpleXMLElement('<child pos="3">gamma</child>'); $x->{$f1->getName()} = $f1; $x->{$f2->getName()}[] = $f2; $x->{$f3->getName()}[] = $f3; echo $x->asXML(); foreach ( $x->children() as $foo ) { var_dump($foo); }
Output for 5.2.17
<?xml version="1.0"?> <root name="toplevel"><child>alpha</child><child>beta</child><child>gamma</child></root> object(SimpleXMLElement)#8 (1) { [0]=> string(5) "alpha" } object(SimpleXMLElement)#9 (1) { [0]=> string(4) "beta" } object(SimpleXMLElement)#8 (1) { [0]=> string(5) "gamma" }