parse XML

This requires the simple xml extension.

this is a sample xml string
$xml_string=\"

    
        ben
        A
    
    
        h2o
        K
    
\";
 
load the xml string using simplexml function
$xml = simplexml_load_string($xml_string);
 
loop through the each node of molecule
foreach ($xml->molecule as $record)
{
   attribute are accessted by
   echo $record[\'name\'], \'  \';
   node are accessted by -> operator
   echo $record->symbol, \'  \';
   echo $record->code, \'
\'; }