PHP Unconference Europe 2015

DOMDocument::createTextNode

(PHP 5)

DOMDocument::createTextNodeCreate new text node

Description

public DOMText DOMDocument::createTextNode ( string $content )

This function creates a new instance of class DOMText. This node will not show up in the document unless it is inserted with (e.g.) DOMNode::appendChild().

Parameters

content

The content of the text.

Return Values

The new DOMText or FALSE if an error occurred.

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Alex Kaye
5 years ago
A quick note to anyone who is using character entities (e.g. ©) in this, and finding them automatically escaped. The correct thing to do here is to use the createEntityReference method (e.g. createEntityReference("copy");), and then appendChild this entity between text nodes.

Example:

<?php
$copyright_text_1
= $this->document->createTextNode("Copyright ");
$copyright_text_2 = $this->document->createTextNode(" Alex Kaye 2009");
$copyright_symbol = $this->document->createEntityReference("copy");
$copyright->appendChild($copyright_text_1);
$copyright->appendChild($copyright_symbol);
$copyright->appendChild($copyright_text_2);
?>
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