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Inside XML by Steven Holzner

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Getting Attribute Values from XML Elements

To see how to read attribute values from an XML document, I'll read the value of the ATTENDANCE attribute of the third person in the XML document meetings.xml:

 <?xml version="1.0"?> <MEETINGS> <MEETING TYPE="informal"> <MEETING_TITLE>XML In The Real World</MEETING_TITLE> <MEETING_NUMBER>2079</MEETING_NUMBER> <SUBJECT>XML</SUBJECT> <DATE>6/1/2002</DATE> <PEOPLE> <PERSON ATTENDANCE="present"> <FIRST_NAME>Edward</FIRST_NAME> <LAST_NAME>Samson</LAST_NAME> </PERSON> <PERSON ATTENDANCE="absent"> <FIRST_NAME>Ernestine</FIRST_NAME> <LAST_NAME>Johnson</LAST_NAME> </PERSON> <PERSON ATTENDANCE="present"> <FIRST_NAME>Betty</FIRST_NAME> <LAST_NAME>Richardson</LAST_NAME> </PERSON> </PEOPLE> </MEETING> </MEETINGS> ...

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