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Re: Get the names of children using XPATH

From: Martin Honnen <mahotrash@-----.-->
To: NULL
Date: 2/12/2008 1:53:00 PM

cmsaunders@g... wrote:
> I am using simpleXML in PHP with an XML file that looks something
> like:
> 
> <people>
>   <person>
>     <personID>001</personID>
>     <forename>Jo</forename>
>     <surname>Bloggs</surname>
>   </person>
> </people>
> 
> I understand that to select the above person, I use:
> /people/person[personID='001']
> 
> What I want to do is, "give me the names of all elements for the
> person with personID 001". This would then return, 'forename and
> 'surname'. It may be assumed that I do not know that 'forename' and
> 'surname' exist and there may be other things in there such as
> 'eyeColour'.

Use an XPath alike
   /people/person[personID = "001"]/*[not(self::personID)]
then iterate over the result and access the nodeName property of each node.

-- 

	Martin Honnen
	http://JavaScript.FAQTs.com/

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