Nyxynyx Nyxynyx - 3 months ago 12
PHP Question

How to check if a SimpleHTMLDom element does not exist

SimpleHtmldom can be used to extract the contents of the first element with class

description
.

$html = str_get_html($html);
$html->find('.description', 0)


However if this class does not exist, PHP will throw an error

Trying to get property of non-object


I tried

if(!isset($html->find('.description', 0))) {
echo 'not set';
}


and

if(!empty($html->find('.description', 0))) {
echo 'not set';
}


but both gives the error

Can't use method return value in write context


What is the proper way to check if the element exist?

Answer
if(($html->find('.description', 0))) {
    echo 'set';
}else{
    echo 'not set';
}

http://www.php.net/manual/en/control-structures.if.php

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