News Feed
Sections




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

Thomas Weinert's Blog:
Using PHP DOM With XPath
April 13, 2010 @ 13:18:32

Thomas Weinert has a recent post to his blog showing how to use one of the more powerful XML-handling features that PHP's DOM extension includes - XPath.

Often I hear people say "We use SimpleXML, because DOM is so noisy and complex". Well, I don't think so. This article explains how you can parse a XML (an Atom feed) using the PHP DOM extension. No other libraries are involved.

In his example he loads an external feed (his own) into a DOM object, blocks any errors with a few handy functions and creates a DOMXPath object on the DOM object to get ready for his queries. He shows how to make searches for titles, subtitles, looping over attributes and an element list returned from one of the first queries. A full code listing is also provided to show how it all fits together.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
dom xpath domxpath tutorial search atom


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Tim Koschuetzki's Blog: How To Transform HTML To Textile Markup - The CakePHP TextileHelper Revisite

Greg Bulmash's Blog: Creating A Simple Rating Script With PHP And MySQL

DevShed.com: Asirra Captcha PHP Integration

Ask About PHP: Codeigniter: Setting up multiple sites on one install

SitePoint PHP Blog: Getting Started with Assetic


Community Events

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


configure voicesoftheelephpant laravel symfony2 performance podcast part2 conference language introduction community api application release php7 opinion example interview framework series

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