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Bug #19247 set_content does not replace contents
Submitted: 2002-09-05 07:39 UTC Modified: 2002-09-26 19:54 UTC
Avg. Score:4.2 ± 0.8
Reproduced:3 of 4 (75.0%)
Same Version:0 (0.0%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: dan at exaci dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: DOM XML related
PHP Version: 4.2.2 OS: Redhat 7.3 kernel 2.4.18-3
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-09-05 07:39 UTC] dan at exaci dot com
As of v4.2.2 of PHP, with libxml version 2.4.19, set_content does not replace the content of the node, but only appends to it. Apache version is 1.3.26
There is no direct function to overwrite the contents of a node, and to do so requires a roundabout way of creating a new node, copying the children and properties, and then setting the content of that node and replace_node'ing it into the DoM. There should be. That, or set_content should have the expected behaviour of replacing the node content (if appending is required, that can be done by using get_content).

Thanks in advance,



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 [2002-09-05 09:59 UTC]
If you xml is:

  <Node attr="1">
    some text here

and you try to use set_content on the "Node" node it will append, but what happens when you use set_content on the "some text here" child node of type XML_TEXT_NODE?

 [2002-09-26 19:54 UTC]
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 [2003-06-06 08:27 UTC] tilman dot giese at globalview dot de
Well, I have the same problem in replacing a node's 
content. My point of view is that if you use get_content() 
on the "Node" node above to retrieve the text content 
"some text here" you should also be able to replace this 
content by calling set_content(). 
Otherwise, can you tell me a fast way to replace the 
content of such a node? I would really appreciate if 
set_content() would replace the content rather than 
appending it. 
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