The DOM XML extension has been overhauled in PHP 4.3.0 to better comply with
the DOM standard. The extension still contains
many old functions, but they should no longer be used. In particular, functions
that are not object-oriented should be avoided.
The extension allows you to operate on an XML document with the DOM API.
It also provides a function domxml_xmltree() to turn the
complete XML document into a tree of PHP objects. Currently, this
tree should be considered read-only - you can modify it, but this
would not make any sense since DomDocument_dump_mem()
applied to it. Therefore, if you want to read an XML file and write
a modified version, use DomDocument_create_element(),
set_attribute(), etc. and finally the
This extension has been moved to the
» PECL repository and is no longer bundled with
PHP as of PHP 5.0.0.
This extension is no longer marked experimental. It will, however, never
be released with PHP 5, and will only be distributed with PHP 4.
If you need DOM XML support with PHP 5 you can use the
DOM extension. This
domxml extension is not compatible with the