DomXML Example

This short example shows how to use the DomXML extension.

To try this example you need to have the DomXML extension enabled.

// example HTML code: (could also come from an URL)
$html = '<html>
<a href="link1.htm" title="Link title 1" target="_blank">Link #1</a><br/>
<a href="link2.htm" title="Link title 2" target="_blank">Link #2</a><br/>
<a href="link3.htm" title="Link title 3" target="_blank">Link #3</a><br/>
// check if DomXML is available:
if (!function_exists('DomDocument')){
    die('DomXML extension is not available :-(');
print '<pre>';
// create new DOM object:
$dom = new DomDocument();
// load HTML code:
// get tags by tagname (all <a> tags / links):
$tags = $dom->getElementsByTagName('a');
// loop trough all links:
foreach ($tags as $a){
    print '<b>' . $a->nodeValue . '</b><br/>';
    // does this tag have attributes:
    if ($a->hasAttributes()){    
        // loop trough all attributes:
        foreach ($a->attributes as $attribute){      
            print '- ' . $attribute->name . ': ' . $attribute->value;
            print "<br/>";                
    print "<hr/>";
print '</pre>';
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Jonas August 13, 2007 at 23:08
Thanks for the comment Guide!
Guide gratuit August 13, 2007 at 13:29
Just a complement for some people: i had an error with the loadhtml function; my hosting is with php4 and php5. To resolve, i named the file with .php5 instead of .php and it works!