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XML Parsing with PHP by John M. Stokes

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XML in the Wild

We’ve seen PHP’s offerings in SimpleXML, DOM, XMLReader, and XMLWriter. Now we’re going to take a brief look at how we can use those libraries with various real-world applications of XML.

Adobe Flex

We’ve already examined Adobe’s MXML language in Chapter 4 and Chapter 6, so I won’t go into more detail here. At the heart of all of Adobe’s Flash platform is ActionScript, a language based on ECMAScript and therefore very similar to JavaScript. Whether you’re creating animations in Flash, applications with the Flex framework, or writing from scratch, all things Flash eventually become ActionScript. As such, MXML is really a language that generates a language. Most MXML tags relate directly to ActionScript objects or data structures, ...

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