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developerWorks: XML for PHP Developers, Part 1

Mar 01, 2007, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cliff Morgan)

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"It's hard to miss the importance of XML in today's application development environment. If you've never before worked with XML in PHP or have not yet made the jump to PHP5, this starter guide to working with new functionality available in PHP5 for XML might persuade you just how easy to work with XML can be. This first article in a three-part series, focusing on quick start API's, demonstrates how SimpleXML, in combination where necessary with the DOM, is the ideal choice for developers working with straightforward, predictable, and relatively small XML documents. These documents are exactly the sort passed by Ajax applications containing, for example, the contents of a form submission or perhaps the response of a Web service application programming interface (API) like weather.com..."

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