PHP and XML, technical or cultural gap?

“Classified as ‘the most popular Apache module’ by E-Soft, PHP is one of the least frequently mentioned languages amongst the XML discussion lists. Yet PHP

“Classified as ‘the most popular Apache module’ by E-Soft, PHP is one of the least frequently mentioned languages amongst the XML discussion lists. Yet PHP was amongs the first languages to support XML (since release 3.0.6, December 98 using James Clark’s expat library). Although this feature is sufficient to parse a XML document, the limitations of the object oriented features of PHP3 didn’t allow for an easy implementation of any DOM interface, and the function libraries developed for XML have always been very proprietary and limited. PHP4 (of which beta4 patch level 1 looks very stable) brings many enhancements to PHP’s object oriented features and should therefore allow a leap forward in the XML direction.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE