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internetnews.com: XML-'Reloaded' PHP5 Released

Jul 14, 2004, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"PHP 5.0 includes numerous enhancements that further extend the functionality of the language. For example, XML support has been 'completely redone' with extensions now focused around the libxml2 library.

"SimpleXML, a new XML extension enhancement, enables easier access and manipulation of XML components as PHP objects. Where there's XML, Web services are usually found too. In that regard, PHP 5 includes a built-in SOAP extension that permits Web Services interoperability.

"MySQL database users, known as prolific users of PHP, now get a new extension that supports MySQL 4.1, as well as some of its new features. For the first time, PHP now bundles with the SQLite database as well..."

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