Simple lib to convert a xml file into a tree structure of nodes, an array structure or a json string.
XML can be a pain... Sometimes its a lot more handy to work with a tree structure or even json or an array!
This package was created to ease testing with xml files, so that, instead of going through a lengthy
DOMElement test case or even just string-matching the xml right away, one could convert the xml
into a more easily handled structure.
Thus XML2Struct was born.
Install package through composer:
composer require jitesoft/xml2struct
The parser is quite simple to use, all that is needed is to create a new parser object and call its parse method supplying the xml you want parsed as a string:
$parser = new Jitesoft\XML\Parser(); // Node tree! $out = $parser->parse(file_get_contents('myxmlfile.xml')); // Json string! $json = json_encode($out); // Array! $array = $out->toArray();
For more in-depth examples, check the
The object returned is a
The structure have the following fields defined:
name: string default: "" content: string default: "" attributes: array ([key => value]) default:  children: array ([Node]) default: 
When converting a node to an array or a json string, the properties or keys will be named the same as the Nodes fields. The keys will always be there, even if there is no value from the xml, if no parsed value, it will be the default value stated above..
OutTypeon parsing. Instead use
Node::toStringoverride. Dump as json if wanted as json.
Any issues found should be reported in this repository issue tracker, issues will be fixed when possible.
Pull requests will be accepted, but please try to follow the general code-style!
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