XML_Statistics::countAttribute() – count the occurences of an attribute


require_once 'XML/Statistics.php';

integer XML_Statistics::countAttribute ( string $attribute = null , string $tagname = null )


Counts how often a certain attribute is used in the document. If no attribute is specified ot will count the total number of tags.

With the second parameter you may limit the search to a special tag.


  • string $attribute - if no attribute name is supplied, all attributes are counted

  • string $tagname - this allows you to limit your search to a tag

Return value

integer occurences of the attribute or a PEAR_Error if the attribute could not be found.


This function can not be called statically.