PHP | DOMDocument load() Function

The DOMDocument::load() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to load an XML document from a file.

Syntax:

mixed DOMDocument::load( string $filename, int $options = 0 )

Parameters: This function accepts two parameters as mentioned above and described below:



  • $filename: This parameter holds the path to the XML document.
  • $options: This parameter holds the Bitwise OR of the libxml option constants.

Return Value: This function returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure. This function returns a DOMDocument if it is called statically or FALSE on failure.

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

gfg.xml

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<user
    <username>Geeks123</username
    <name>GeeksforGeeks</name>  
    <address>  
        <phone>+91-XXXXXXXXXX</phone>
        <email>abc@geeksforgeeks.org</email>
    </address
</user

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<?php
  
// Create a new DOMDocument
$doc = new DOMDocument();
  
// Load the XML file to the document
$doc->load('gfg.xml');
  
// Create a XML document and display it
echo $doc->saveXML();
  
?>

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Output:

<user> 
    <username>Geeks123</username> 
    <name>GeeksforGeeks</name>  
    <address>  
        <phone>+91-XXXXXXXXXX</phone>
        <email>abc@geeksforgeeks.org</email>
    </address> 
</user>

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



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