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The [xml_node->clonenode] method creates a duplicate of the supplied xml_node.

This method requires one true/false parameter which instructs the method to return the node without or with the original node's child elements. ie. setting the parameter to True returns an empty copy of the node with the same attributes as the original; setting the parameter to false returns a complete copy of the original node.

  • Syntax
xml_node->clonenode( true )
  • Beginner

Create a copy of an existing xml_node

This example uses the [xml_node->clonenode] method to add two copies of a node to an xml_node. Note the difference in the results when the parameter is True or False.


var( rhino = xml('<rhino class="coder">Jono</rhino>'),
     rhinos = xml('<rhinos></rhinos>') )

with x in array(true,false) 
     do => {
          local( 'cloneNode' = $rhino->cloneNode(#x) )


  <rhino class="coder"/>
  <rhino class="coder">Jono</rhino>

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