PYTHON DOMDocument::getElementById

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(PHP 5)

DOMDocument::getElementByIdSearches for an element with a certain id


DOMElement DOMDocument::getElementById ( string $elementId )

This function is similar to DOMDocument::getElementsByTagName but searches for an element with a given id.

For this function to work, you will need either to set some ID attributes with DOMElement::setIdAttribute or a DTD which defines an attribute to be of type ID. In the later case, you will need to validate your document with DOMDocument::validate or DOMDocument->validateOnParse before using this function.



The unique id value for an element.

Return Values

Returns the DOMElement or NULL if the element is not found.


Example #1 DOMDocument->getElementById() Example


= new DomDocument;

// We need to validate our document before refering to the id
$doc->validateOnParse true;

"The element whose id is books is: " $doc->getElementById('books')->tagName "\n";


The above example will output:

The element whose id is books is: chapter