Combining XML Parsers

Once the parser gets through the XML tags describing the podcast feed as a whole, it gets into a series of <item> tags that describe individual episodes. If we think of the XML as a tree structure, the contents of each episode are one level down from the top-level metadata. Let’s look at what an episode item looks like in the XML (we’ve added some line breaks and omitted a huge block of HTML in the <description>tag to fit the book’s formatting):

  <title>Episode 1: The Pilot Episode</title>
  <pubDate>Tue, 27 May 2014 16:50:00 +0000</pubDate>
  <guid isPermaLink="false">
  <link><![CDATA[ ...

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