News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Fabien Potencier's Blog:
Parsing XML documents with CSS selectors
April 02, 2010 @ 09:41:27

In a new post Fabien Potencier talks about how he took the Python lxml.cssselect component from Python, ported it over to PHP and made a library that allows you to parse XML with the handy CSS selectors rather than using XPath.

Odds are you [also] need to parse some from time to time: because you consume a web service and want to extract some information, or because you want to gather data from scraped web pages, or just because you want to write functional tests for a website.

The CssSelector tool allows you to convert a CSS selector into an XPath that can, in turn, be pushed into the XPath function of the PHP DOM XML functionality. He gives a few examples of using it for a simple "find" and for something more complex involving a SimpleXML object too.

The library can be downloaded from github here.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
xml parse css selector cssselector tutorial


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Community News: PHPWeekender Full Slides Posted

DevShed: Working with Multiple Template Files to Separate Logic from Presentation (Part 3)

DevShed: Working with CSS Styles and the Stage Pattern in PHP 5

Master Zend Framework: Using Sessions In Zend Framework 2 - Part 1

Robert Basic's Blog: Communicating with Pidgin from PHP via D-Bus


Community Events

Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


framework opinion part2 list community php7 interview symfony series composer laravel api application configure podcast language example yii2 introduction project

All content copyright, 2015 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework