The other day I was testing and playing with SimpleXML to process some XML documents when I came to a problem — I realized that I needed to delete a node before dumping the XML object to text. However if you are familiar with SimpleXML, it doesn’t come with a down right way to remove nodes like DOMDocument does.
A few searches on Google neither helped — people were just saying how simple SimpleXML was and it simply could not fulfill a task like this.
You know what I did? Yes, just ‘unset‘ the node.
$str = <<<STR <a> <b> <c> </c> </b> </a> STR; $xml = simplexml_load_string($str); unset($xml --> a --> b --> c); // this would remove node c echo $xml --> asXML(); // xml document string without node c
There you go!