xmlTree is a tiny, little XML processor for PHP that doesn’t even offer 10% of what the XML spec has to offer, but still manages to do almost everything a normal developer needs (and besides, it’s easy to extend). It’s meant for all those people that
- Hate to use code that they cannot possibly understand
- Prefer small libraries
- Don’t expect the XML Library to validate their data
- Don’t need the XML library to handle data that’s not trustworthy
- Don’t need automatic character conversion, like ” to \” or <>
So, it’s really quite minimalistic. It was initially written to store configuration data for another program, but ended but managing quite a bit of the HTML code too.
Essentially, it provides the following features:
- An XMLElement class that provides parentNode, childNodes, tagName and attributes. It also provides a value for text nodes
- An XMLDocument class with html, head, title and body (nothing special, but it makes life easier)
- An XMLParser class that turns an XML string into a XMLElement tree.
You can find the source, along with some more notes here. Oh, and it’s GPL too.