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Fatal error: Call to undefined function SimpleXMLElement() Help

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Using the script located here: http://www.phpfreaks.com/tutorial/handling-xml-data


I receive the following error: Fatal error: Call to undefined function SimpleXMLElement() in C:\...\xml.php on line 7



// Passing the XML
$data = file_get_contents("http://".$_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'].dirname($_SERVER['PHP_SELF'])."/album_output.php"); //loads fine

$books = SimpleXMLElement($data);

foreach($books as $book) // loop through our books
echo <<<EOF



Running WAMPServer with php 5.3.0


phpinfo(); says:


Simplexml support enabled

Revision $Revision: $

Schema support enabled


However, unable to find an extension for simplexml inside php.ini or httpd.conf (if it's even supposed to be in there)


Any help would be appreciated.


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Well, since I received no answers, I found an alternative solution.


Using DOM method to access XML file:


  // DOMElement->getElementsByTagName() -- Gets elements by tagname
  // nodeValue : The value of this node, depending on its type.
  // Load XML File. You can use loadXML if you wish to load XML data from a string

  $objDOM = new DOMDocument();
  $objDOM->load("test.xml"); //make sure path is correct

  $note = $objDOM->getElementsByTagName("thumbnail");
  // for each note tag, parse the document and get values for
  // tasks and details tag.

  foreach( $note as $value )
    $tasks = $value->getElementsByTagName("filename");
    $task  = $tasks->item(0)->nodeValue;

    $details = $value->getElementsByTagName("url");
    $detail  = $details->item(0)->nodeValue;

    echo "$task :: $detail <br>";


where test.xml:


	<url>Set 1 URL</url>
	<description>Album 1</description>
	<url>Set 2 URL</url>
	<description>Album 2</description>
	<url>Set 3 URL</url>
	<description>Album 3</description>
	<url>Set 4 URL1</url>
	<description>Album 4</description>


or to get xml attribute:


// example on using the 'getAttribute()' method

$dom=new DOMDocument();



foreach($headlines as $headline){

echo 'ID attribute of current node is the following: '.$headline->getAttribute('filename').'<br />';



where test2.xml:


<thumbnail filename="http://thumb1" url="72157620019981688" description="Cat 1"/>
<thumbnail filename="http://thumb2" url="72157619839911144" description="Cat 2"/>
<thumbnail filename="http://thumb3" url="72157619840761942" description="Cat 3"/>
<thumbnail filename="http://thumb4" url="72157619935624301" description="Cat 4"/>

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I was having the same issue, but realized that SimpleXMLElement was an object not a Function.


The correct syntax should have been:  $books = new SimpleXMLElement($data);



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