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simpleXML Tutorial Learn to Parse XML Files and RSS Feeds

Learn to parse XML based feeds or data using PHP and a for loop. You can target any popular website RSS and rip data straight from their feeds using minimal code that is very easy to understand. We use the simplexml_load_file function to make an XML object out of the XML file online. An XML object that can then be parsed easily enough with a PHP for loop. The simplexml_load_file function is part of the simpleXML extension of PHP. <?php $html = ""; $url = ""; $xml = simplexml_load_file($url); for($i = 0; $i < 10; $i++){ $title = $xml->channel->item[$i]->title; $link = $xml->channel->item[$i]->link; $description = $xml->channel->item[$i]->description; $pubDate = $xml->channel->item[$i]->pubDate; $html .= "<a href='$link'><h3>$title</h3></a>"; $html .= "$description"; $html .= "<br />$pubDate<hr />"; } echo $html; ?>
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