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How to use PHP to extract attribute value from specified DIV?

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Using PHP I need to extract the value of the "focus_area" attribute from the following <div> so that the extracted value can be used in another PHP function.

//DIV TO EXTRACT VALUE FROM
<div id="open_projects" focus_area="Access"></div>

//ADD VALUE OF "focus_area" ATTRIBUTE IN "open_projects" DIV TO PHP VARIABLE
$focus_area = "<VALUE OF focus_area ATTR>";

//DEMONSTRATION OF HOW I WOULD TEST VALUE STORED IN $focus_area VARIABLE
if($focus_area = 'Access'){//DO SOMETHING}

Thank you for your assistance.
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