XML Parsing in PHP

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XML stands for EXtensible Markup Language which is a markup language that is both human-readable and machine-readable.

PHP has provided inbuilt function simplexml_load_string() to process XML and fetch information from it. This function was introduced in PHP in version 5.

simplexml_load_string ( string $data [, string $class_name = “SimpleXMLElement” [, int $options = 0 [, string $ns = “” [, bool $is_prefix = FALSE ]]]] ) : SimpleXMLElement

string $data : XML data in string format.
string $class_name : optional parameter. It will return an object of the specified class (if any).
int $options : Optional parameter. It specifies additional Libxml parameters.
string $ns : Optional parameter. It specifies a namespace prefix or URI
bool $is_prefix : Optional parameter. Returns TRUE if ns is a prefix, FALSE if ns is a URI. The default is FALSE.

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