PHP | XMLWriter fullEndElement() Function

The XMLWriter::fullEndElement() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to end current element which is started using XMLWriter::startElement() function. Difference between endElement() function and fullEndElement() function is that the former adds a backslash to same element in case of empty element whereas later creates a separate ending element.

Syntax:

bool XMLWriter::fullEndElement( void )

Parameters: This function doesn’t accept any parameter.



Return Value: This function returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Below examples illustrate the XMLWriter::fullEndElement() function in PHP:

Example 1:

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<?php
  
// Create a new XMLWriter instance
$writer = new XMLWriter();
  
// Create the output stream as PHP
$writer->openURI('php://output');
  
// Start the document
$writer->startDocument('1.0', 'UTF-8');
  
// Start a element
$writer->startElement('p');
  
// End the element
$writer->fullEndElement();
  
// End the document
$writer->endDocument();
?>

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Example 2: In this program, we will compare endElement() and fullEndElement() functions

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<?php
  
// Create a new XMLWriter instance
$writer = new XMLWriter();
  
// Create the output stream as PHP
$writer->openURI('php://output');
  
// Start the document
$writer->startDocument('1.0', 'UTF-8');
  
// Set the indent
$writer->setIndent(true);
  
// Start a element
$writer->startElement('fullEndElement');
  
// End the element
$writer->fullEndElement();
  
// Start a element
$writer->startElement('endElement');
  
// End the element
$writer->endElement();
  
// End the document
$writer->endDocument();
?>

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Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/function.xmlwriter-full-end-element.php




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