The DOMCharacterData class

(PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8)

Introduction

Represents nodes with character data. No nodes directly correspond to this class, but other nodes do inherit from it.

Class synopsis

class DOMCharacterData extends DOMNode implements DOMChildNode {
/* Properties */
public string $data;
public readonly int $length;
/* Inherited properties */
public readonly string $nodeName;
public ?string $nodeValue;
public readonly int $nodeType;
public readonly ?DOMNode $parentNode;
public readonly DOMNodeList $childNodes;
public readonly ?DOMNode $firstChild;
public readonly ?DOMNode $lastChild;
public readonly ?DOMNode $previousSibling;
public readonly ?DOMNode $nextSibling;
public readonly ?DOMNamedNodeMap $attributes;
public readonly ?DOMDocument $ownerDocument;
public readonly ?string $namespaceURI;
public string $prefix;
public readonly ?string $localName;
public readonly ?string $baseURI;
public string $textContent;
/* Methods */
public appendData(string $data): bool
public deleteData(int $offset, int $count): bool
public insertData(int $offset, string $data): bool
public replaceData(int $offset, int $count, string $data): bool
public substringData(int $offset, int $count): string|false
/* Inherited methods */
public DOMNode::appendChild(DOMNode $node): DOMNode|false
public DOMNode::C14N(
    bool $exclusive = false,
    bool $withComments = false,
    ?array $xpath = null,
    ?array $nsPrefixes = null
): string|false
public DOMNode::C14NFile(
    string $uri,
    bool $exclusive = false,
    bool $withComments = false,
    ?array $xpath = null,
    ?array $nsPrefixes = null
): int|false
public DOMNode::cloneNode(bool $deep = false): DOMNode|false
public DOMNode::getLineNo(): int
public DOMNode::getNodePath(): ?string
public DOMNode::hasAttributes(): bool
public DOMNode::hasChildNodes(): bool
public DOMNode::insertBefore(DOMNode $node, ?DOMNode $child = null): DOMNode|false
public DOMNode::isDefaultNamespace(string $namespace): bool
public DOMNode::isSameNode(DOMNode $otherNode): bool
public DOMNode::isSupported(string $feature, string $version): bool
public DOMNode::lookupNamespaceUri(string $prefix): string
public DOMNode::lookupPrefix(string $namespace): ?string
public DOMNode::normalize(): void
public DOMNode::removeChild(DOMNode $child): DOMNode|false
public DOMNode::replaceChild(DOMNode $node, DOMNode $child): DOMNode|false
}

Properties

data

The contents of the node.

length

The length of the contents.

nextElementSibling

The next sibling element or null.

previousElementSibling

The previous sibling element or null.

Changelog

Version Description
8.0.0 The nextElementSibling and previousElementSibling properties have been added.
8.0.0 DOMCharacterData implements DOMChildNode now.

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jesdisciple dot FOO at gmail dot BAR dot com
12 years ago
In case you're looking for the CDATA class to which nodes /do/ correspond, it's called DOMCdataSection (per my PHP installation) and isn't documented on php.net.  Presumably, it doesn't add anything to this API.

See also: http://www.php.net/manual/en/domdocument.createcdatasection.php
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