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[ xml_element->hasattribute ]


The [xml_element->hasattribute] method is used to test for the existence of a particular attribute in an xml_element

The method has one required parameter, the name of the attribute to test for. Returns true it the attribute is present, false otherwise.

  • Syntax
if( xml_element->hasattribute( 'attribute_name' ) ) => {^  ^}
  • Beginner

To test for the existence of an attribute in an xml_element

This example uses the [xml_element->hasattribute] method to verifiy that the 'vacation' xml_element has the weekday element. if not it uses the day and month attributes to set it.


var(vacationDays = xml('<vacation day="23" month="March">
</vacation>') )

if( !$vacationDays->hasattribute('weekday') ) => {^ 
     local( 'weekday' = date($vacationDays->getattribute('month')+' '+$vacationDays->getattribute('day')+' '+date->year, -format="%B %d %Y") )
     $vacationDays->setattribute('weekday', #weekday->format("%A"))

 'weekday is '+$vacationDays->getattribute('weekday')


weekday is Wednesday

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