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PHP | DOMDocument createCDATASection() Function
  • Last Updated : 27 Aug, 2019

The DOMDocument::createCDATASection() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to create a new instance of class DOMCDATASection.

Syntax:

DOMCDATASection DOMDocument::createCDATASection( string $data )

Parameters: This function accepts single parameter $data which holds the content of the cdata.

Return Value: This function returns the new DOMCDATASection on success or FALSE on failure.

Below programs illustrate the DOMDocument::createCDATASection() function in PHP:



Program 1:

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<?php
  
// Create a new DOMDocument
$domDocument = new DOMDocument('1.0', 'iso-8859-1');
  
// Use createCDATASection() function to create a new cdata node
$domElement = $domDocument->createCDATASection('GeeksforGeeks');
  
// Append element in the document
$domDocument->appendChild($domElement);
  
// Save the XML file and display it
echo $domDocument->saveXML();
  
?>

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Output:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<![CDATA[GeeksforGeeks]]>

Program 2:

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<?php
  
// Create a new DOMDocument
$domDocument = new DOMDocument('1.0', 'iso-8859-1');
  
// Use createComment() function to create a new comment node
$domComment = $domDocument->createComment('Create CDATA file');
  
// Use createCDATASection() function to create a new cdata node
$domElement = $domDocument->createCDATASection('GeeksforGeeks');
  
// Append element to the document
$domDocument->appendChild($domComment);
$domDocument->appendChild($domElement);
  
// Save the XML file and display it
echo $domDocument->saveXML();
  
?>

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Output:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<!--Create CDATA file-->
<![CDATA[GeeksforGeeks]]>

Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/domdocument.createcdatasection.php

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