(PHP 5 >= 5.2.0, PHP 7, PHP 8)

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


public XMLReader::readString(): string

Reads the contents of the current node as a string.

Elenco dei parametri

Questa funzione non contiene parametri.

Valori restituiti

Returns the content of the current node as a string. Empty string on failure.



This function is only available when PHP is compiled against libxml 20620 or later.

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User Contributed Notes 3 notes

Michael Rusch
13 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>
Lea Hayes
11 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:

function read_string($reader) {
$node = $reader->expand();

And then using:

<?php $string = read_string($reader); ?>
alexander_behling at web dot de
4 years ago
When using it use -> instead of ::.
You have to use :: only on static functions and then you have not to create a class object.
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