PHP cURL, extract an XML response


Question

I am invoking PHP cURL method on a server and the response is XML type. cURL is saving the output (after removing the tags) in a scalar type variable. Is there a way to store it in an object/hash/array so that it's easy to parse?

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35
10/31/2011 12:23:30 PM

Accepted Answer

<?php
function download_page($path){
    $ch = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,$path);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FAILONERROR,1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION,1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER,1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 15);
    $retValue = curl_exec($ch);          
    curl_close($ch);
    return $retValue;
}

$sXML = download_page('http://alanstorm.com/atom');
$oXML = new SimpleXMLElement($sXML);

foreach($oXML->entry as $oEntry){
    echo $oEntry->title . "\n";
}
112
2/18/2009 11:08:29 PM

Just add header('Content-type: application/xml'); before your echo of the XML response and you will see an XML page.


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