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March 30, 2006

PHP XmlRead: Easier than SimpleXml but yet more flexible and powerful

Listening to Marcus Börger's presentation on XmlRead, an extension for PHP at PHP Quebec.

Some impressive work has been done to resolve gaps in using XML within PHP. Marcus found XML work in PHP 4 lacking and is part of a group who tackled XmlRead to improve this.

Marcus goes through a nice comparison of DOM and SAX parsing, and how PHP parsers have handled XML parsing using the different methods. XmlRead provides complete W3C compliance. He provides an overview of the interface to XmlRead and then gets into a slew of code examples.

Marcus' slides can be found here.

Posted by mike at March 30, 2006 10:33 AM