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I stumbled upon a video in develop php, that uses php to create a dynamic xml file. I tried to use their code, and modify to my needs but I wasn't able to.

I need a php file that creates an xml with all the subfolders in a folder and the images inside those subfolders.

Can someone please help me get this working?


This is what I have tried so far:


header("Content-Type: text/xml"); // set the content type to xml
// Initialize the xmlOutput variable
$xmlBody = '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>';
$dir = "../images/"; // Specify Directory where images are 
$xmlBody .= "<XML>"; // Start XMLBody output
// open specified directory using opendir() the function
$dirHandle = opendir($dir); 
// Create incremental counter variable if needed
$i = 0;
$root = '../images';
    $iter = new RecursiveIteratorIterator(      
new RecursiveDirectoryIterator($root, RecursiveDirectoryIterator::SKIP_DOTS),      
RecursiveIteratorIterator::CATCH_GET_CHILD // Ignore "Permission denied"  );    
$paths = array($root);  foreach ($iter as $path => $dir) {      
if ($dir->isDir()) {          $paths[] = $path;     
if(!is_dir($file) && strpos($file, '.jpg')){           $i++; // increment $i by one each pass in the loop
$xmlBody .=  <'$paths[$iter]'>'      '<'$paths[$iter]'>      <picNum>' . $i . '</picNum>      <picURL>' . $dir . 
'' . $file . '</picURL>  </Picture>';        } // close the if statement
 }  }  
  while ($file = readdir($dirHandle)) { 
  // if file is not a folder and if file name contains the string .jpg 
  if(!is_dir($file) && strpos($file, '.jpg')){
  $i++; // increment $i by one each pass in the loop
  } // close the if statement
  } // End while loop
  closedir($dirHandle); // close the open directory
  $xmlBody .= "</XML>";
  echo $xmlBody; // output the gallery data as XML file for flash

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