Element − an <element>


new ( name, prefix )
Create a new Element node with name "name" and prefix "prefix". The name be "prefix:local" if prefix is defined. I know that sounds wierd, but it works ;−)

Returns the name (including "prefix:" if defined) of this element.

Returns just the local part of the name (the bit after "prefix:").

Returns the children of this element. In list context returns a list. In scalar context returns an array ref.

getChildNode ( pos )
Returns the child at position pos.

appendChild ( childnode )
Appends the child node to the list of current child nodes.

getAttribute ( name )
Returns the attribute node with key name.

getAttributes / getAttributeNodes
Returns the attribute nodes. In list context returns a list. In scalar context returns an array ref.

appendAttribute ( attrib_node)
Appends the attribute node to the list of attributes (XML::XPath stores attributes in order).

getNamespace ( prefix )
Returns the namespace node by the given prefix

getNamespaces / getNamespaceNodes
Returns the namespace nodes. In list context returns a list. In scalar context returns an array ref.

appendNamespace ( ns_node )
Appends the namespace node to the list of namespaces.

Returns the prefix of this element

Returns the expanded name of this element (not yet implemented right).

For elements, the string_value is the concatenation of all string_values of all text-descendants of the element node in document order.

toString ( [ norecurse ] )
Output (and all children) the node to a string. Doesn’t process children if the norecurse option is a true value.


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