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How do I dump the xml I retrieve using PHP FUNCTION DOMXPATH::QUERY?

Posted on 2011-03-24
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Hi,

I am trying to extract xml from a file and pass it to the xslt parser but its not working. How do I get the attached code to work?

I need to extract the products node and its children to pass to the stylesheet.

Thanks
<config>
<top40>
<products>
<product>
 ...
</product>
</products>
</config>

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<?php
$doc = new DOMDocument();
$xsl = new XSLTProcessor();

$doc->load('xsl/products.xsl');
$xsl->importStyleSheet($doc);
$doc->load('xml/config.xml');
$xpath = new DOMXPath($doc);
$p = $doc->getElementsByTagName('top40')->item(0);
$x = $xpath->query('*',$p);

$data = $xsl->transformToXML($x);
echo $data;
?>

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Question by:dilithiumtoys_dot_com
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by:dilithiumtoys_dot_com
ID: 35212620
I get this error

Warning: XSLTProcessor::transformToXml() [xsltprocessor.transformtoxml]: Invalid Document
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by:Beverley Portlock
ID: 35213980
It doesn't like your XML. I notice that your sample data does not start with the usual header

<?xml version="1.0"?>
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by:Beverley Portlock
ID: 35213988
Also, is there a reason why you are using DOM rather than SimpleXML? Are you on PHP4?
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by:dilithiumtoys_dot_com
ID: 35215042
I am generating the XML from SQL Server, I am sure I can return a declaration, if I can find out the method. May I transform documents to html using SimpleXML? I am using PHP 5.
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Beverley Portlock earned 500 total points
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SImpleXML is no use at transforming documents, but is only available in PHP5, not PHP4, thus my question about it. It is also very simple to use, thus its name.......

Try adding the <?xml header to the generated code and attempt your re-import.
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by:dilithiumtoys_dot_com
ID: 35221948
That did not work.

What worked was a mixture of simplexml extraction and saving as xml being passed to DOM and XSLTPROCESSOR.

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by:dilithiumtoys_dot_com
ID: 35221950
Partially correct. I figured out my own answer
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by:Beverley Portlock
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I didn't want to suggest SimpleXML as it seems that those using DOM either don't like SimpleXML or have requirements beyond its needs. Still I'm glad that you got it sorted out.

Cheers!
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