The function parses the XML document in str and returns an object of class "Dom document", having the properties as listed above. This function, domxml_open_file() or domxml_new_doc() must be called before any other function calls.
Optional parameter mode can be used to change the behavior of this function. It was added in PHP 4.3.0. See domxml_open_file() for possible values.
If the error parameter is used, it will contain the error messages. error must be passed in by reference. The parameter was added in PHP 4.3.0.