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<?php function Recurse1($xml) { $array = [(string)$xml['role']]; foreach ($xml->children() as $child) { $array = array_merge($array, Recurse1($child)); } return $array; } $xml = new SimpleXMLElement( '<person> <child role="son1"> <child role="daughter1"/> </child> <child role="daughter2"> <child role="son2"> <child role="son3"/> </child> </child> </person>'); var_dump(Recurse1($xml));
based on LU9qm
Output for 5.6.38 - 7.2.11
array(6) { [0]=> string(0) "" [1]=> string(4) "son1" [2]=> string(9) "daughter1" [3]=> string(9) "daughter2" [4]=> string(4) "son2" [5]=> string(4) "son3" }