PHP | DOMElement getAttribute() Function

The DOMElement::getAttribute() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to get the value of the attribute with name for the current node.

Syntax:

string DOMElement::getAttribute( string $name )

Parameters: This function accepts a single parameter $name which holds the name of the attribute.



Return Value: This function returns an string value containing the attribute value.

Below given programs illustrate the DOMElement::getAttribute() function in PHP:

Program 1:

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<?php
  
// Create a new DOMDocument
$dom = new DOMDocument();
  
// Load the XML
$dom->loadXML("<?xml version=\"1.0\"?>
<body>
    <strong attr=\"value\"> 22 </strong>
</body>");
  
// Get the strong element
$element = $dom->getElementsByTagName('strong');
  
// Get the attribute
$value = $element[0]->getAttribute('attr');
echo $value;
?>

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Output:

value

Program 2:

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<?php
  
// Create a new DOMDocument
$dom = new DOMDocument();
  
// Load the XML
$dom->loadXML("<?xml version=\"1.0\"?>
<body>
    <div id=\"div1\"> DIV 1 </div>
    <div id=\"div2\"> DIV 2 </div>
    <div id=\"div3\"> DIV 3 </div>
</body>");
  
// Get all the div elements
$elements = $dom->getElementsByTagName('div');
  
// Get the id value of each element
echo "All the id values of divs are: <br>";
foreach ($elements as $element) {
    echo $element->getAttribute('id') . "<br>";
}
?>

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Output:

All the id values of divs are:
div1
div2
div3

Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/domelement.getattribute.php




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