Parsing XML File with PHP

This code shows how to parse XML file in easy way using PHP.

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  1. <?php
  2. // this is a sample xml string
  3. $xml_string="<?xml version='1.0'?>
  4. <text>
  5.    <article id='Article1'>
  6.        <title>Title 1</title>
  7.        <content>..text here..</content>
  8.    </article>
  9.    <article id='Article2'>
  10.        <title>Title 2</title>
  11.        <content>..text here..</content>
  12.    </article>
  13. </text>";
  15. // load this xml string using simplexml function
  16. $xml = simplexml_load_string($xml_string);
  18. // loop through the each node
  19. foreach($xml->article as $key){
  20.    // attribute are accessted by
  21.    echo $key['id'].' ';
  22.    // node are accessted by -> operator
  23.    echo $key->title.' ';
  24.    echo $key->content.'<br />';
  25. }
  26. ?>
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