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Hi I am trying to extract info from http://www.mercadolibre.com.mx/jm/searchXml?an_item_id=59860580&an_item_id=58774043 which is an xml. I currently cannot extract anything so I would like to ask for some help.

I am trying to run this code with no response:

<?php

$url = "http://www.mercadolibre.com.mx/jm/searchXml?an_item_id=59860580&an_item_id=58774043";

$xml = simplexml_load_file($url);

echo $xml->response->url;

?>

but actually I would like to print something like

item number 1:
   the id is 58774043
   the title is Usb Wifi Exteriores Gsky 1000mw + Antena 12dbi  + 5mts Cable
   and so on..
can someone help me please.
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Question by:degaray
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by:Lukasz Chmielewski
ID: 35176200
Do not use response as the first root it is ommited,
use: echo $xml->url;
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by:Lukasz Chmielewski
ID: 35176213
<?php

$url = "http://www.mercadolibre.com.mx/jm/searchXml?an_item_id=59860580&an_item_id=58774043";

$xml = simplexml_load_file($url);

foreach ($xml->listing->items->item as $val){
    echo"$val->title<br />";
}

?>

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Ray Paseur earned 2000 total points
ID: 35177216
http://www.laprbass.com/RAY_temp_degaray.php

Outputs:
ELEMENT NUMBER 1
ITEM ID = 58774043
ITEM TITLE = Usb Wifi Exteriores Gsky 1000mw + Antena 12dbi  + 5mts Cable
ITEM COSTS $899.00

ELEMENT NUMBER 2
ITEM ID = 59860580
ITEM TITLE = Tarjeta De Red Usb 2 En 1 Wifi Y Bluetooth Con Antena 5dbi
ITEM COSTS $250.00
<?php // RAY_temp_degaray.php
error_reporting(E_ALL);
echo "<pre>";

// READ THE XML STRING INTO AN OBJECT
$url = "http://www.mercadolibre.com.mx/jm/searchXml?an_item_id=59860580&an_item_id=58774043";
$xml = file_get_contents($url);
$obj = SimpleXML_Load_String($xml);
if (!$obj) die("BOGUS XML IN $url");

// ACTIVATE THIS TO SEE THE XML
// var_dump($obj);

$k = 0;
foreach ($obj->listing->items->item as $item)
{
    $k++;
    $i = (string)$item["id"];
    $t = (string)$item->title;
    $c = (string)$item->currency;
    $p = (string)$item->price;
    echo PHP_EOL;
    echo PHP_EOL . "ELEMENT NUMBER $k";
    echo PHP_EOL . "ITEM ID = $i";
    echo PHP_EOL . "ITEM TITLE = $t";
    echo PHP_EOL . "ITEM COSTS $c$p";
}

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by:degaray
ID: 35177698
Thanks Ray_Paseur that was great!!!!!! I appreciate it very much.
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 35177746
Thanks for the points!  It's a really great question, ~Ray
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