joined:Mar 21, 2010
Glad to have found the community.
I have a technical issue with curl
I am using it to consume a web service
essentially i am sending an http with a set of get variables that then it returns an xml page which is then stored in the $output variable.
what i cannot figure and i know this is very novice of me is how to i get out the specific values i need from the xml.
for instance i can echo it out and it strips the xml or i can use htmlentities in which case it shows the content with the xml but what i don't know is how can i extract specific values from the xml.
I assume i need to parse the xml somehow using simplexml or domxml but i don't fully understand how.
i am familiar with how to do this in for instance actionscript but not in php.
any advise would be very helpful.
I am building a credit check application and i need to store into a mysql database the users negative credit matches in the xml
here is an example of my amateur code
// create curl resource
$ch = curl_init();
// set url
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "$url");
//return the transfer as a string
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
// $output contains the output string
$output = curl_exec($ch);
// failed attempt to use xml
//$doc = new DOMDocument();
//$responseNode = //$doc->getElementsByTagName("isValidPost")->Name(0);
// end of failed attempt
// close curl resource to free up system resources
thanks in advance i am glad to have found this place