SimpleXMLElement Minus / Hyphon in Element Name

Just came across a bit of a time-waster in the PHP SimpleXMLElement lib.  Usually if you’re accessing an element called, say ‘username’ you use the follwoing syntax:

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$username = $element->username;

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However if the element has a minus sign in its name, like ‘user-name’ you have to use the following syntax instead:

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$username = $element->{‘user-name’};

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If you use the original syntax no data will be returned, mad stuff, I would have wasted much more time on this if it wasn’t for this post – Thanks for the dig-out!

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