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IBM developerWorks: Fill your XML toolbox - Essential tools and libraries for using XML with PHP

Jun 25, 2000, 15:29 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The PHP scripting language's XML support has a few gaps, but you can fill them with Java objects in a pinch. In this article, find out what XML tools are available now for PHP developers looking to craft XML projects, and find out how to access Java objects until the PHP tool set matures."

"PHP often has been one of the first languages to implement new technologies. In the case of XML, PHP first added support back in version 3.06, which was released in December 1998...."

"The PHP team is currently working on adding support for a DOM extension using the GNOME Project's libxml (which uses the W3C's XML parser), which can turn any XML file into a DOM object tree and manipulate that tree. Experimental code is already in PHP 4, but it is scarce (as of PHP 4 RC1)."

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