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DOMDocument thinks "<html></html>" has two childNodes?

I'm trying to mess around with PHP5's DOM functions and have run into
something that confuses me:

$dom = new DOMDocument();

echo $dom->childNodes->length;

Why is the output 2? Shouldn't it be 1?

Dec 1 '06 #1
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On 1 Dec 2006 14:37:11 -0800, "yawnmoth" <te*******@yahoo.comwrote:
>I'm trying to mess around with PHP5's DOM functions and have run into
something that confuses me:

$dom = new DOMDocument();

echo $dom->childNodes->length;

Why is the output 2? Shouldn't it be 1?
$dom = new DOMDocument();

print get_class($dom->childNodes->item(0)) . "<br>";
print get_class($dom->childNodes->item(1)) . "<br>";

print htmlspecialchars($dom->saveHTML());

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"

Andy Hassall :: an**@andyh.co.uk :: http://www.andyh.co.uk
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