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How do I get Namespaces with SimpleXML?

Jaxel

Well-known member
#1
Okay... lets say I have the following XML feed:
Code:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<entry xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" xmlns:gd="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005" xmlns:yt="http://gdata.youtube.com/schemas/2007">
    <id>http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/kCVZv-cPC10</id>
    <published>2009-04-02T22:58:20.000Z</published>
    <updated>2010-08-27T06:19:27.000Z</updated>
    <title type="text">Soul Edge/Blade: Introduction: Edge of Soul</title>
    <author>
        <name>Jaxelrod</name>
        <uri>http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/jaxelrod</uri>
    </author>
    <media:group>
        <media:title type="plain">Soul Edge/Blade: Introduction: Edge of Soul</media:title>
        <media:description type="plain">This introduction was done on the PSX...</media:description>
        <media:keywords>Soul, Edge, Blade, Calibur, Soulcalibur, Team, Kogarasumaru, 8WayRun.com</media:keywords>
        <media:thumbnail url="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/kCVZv-cPC10/2.jpg" height="90" width="120" time="00:01:06.500" />
        <media:thumbnail url="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/kCVZv-cPC10/1.jpg" height="90" width="120" time="00:00:33.250" />
        <media:thumbnail url="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/kCVZv-cPC10/3.jpg" height="90" width="120" time="00:01:39.750" />
        <media:thumbnail url="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/kCVZv-cPC10/0.jpg" height="240" width="320" time="00:01:06.500" />
        <yt:duration seconds="133" />
    </media:group>
</entry>
If I parse this feed with SimpleXMLElement, it returns:
Code:
SimpleXMLElement Object
(
    [id] => http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/kCVZv-cPC10
    [published] => 2009-04-02T22:58:20.000Z
    [updated] => 2010-08-27T06:19:27.000Z
    [title] => Soul Edge/Blade: Introduction: Edge of Soul
)
As you can see, I'm not retrieving any namespaced information... it doesn't parse media:group or any of it's children. How do I get access to this namespace? Basically I want to be able to do the following:

$title = $xml->media:group->media:title;
$duration = $xml->media:group->yt:duration->children('seconds');
 

Shadab

Well-known member
#2
This blogpost has a nice explanation on how to retrieve namespaced elements in xml:
» http://blog.sherifmansour.com/?p=302

For your feed, try this:
PHP:
$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($data);
$namespaces = $xml->getNamespaces(true);

$media = $xml->children($namespaces['media']);
$yt = $media->group->children($namespaces['yt']);

$duration = $yt->duration->attributes();

print_r(array(
	$media->group->title,
	$media->group->description,
	$media->group->keywords,
	$duration['seconds']
));
 

Jaxel

Well-known member
#3
Thanks... this is what I am using now...

Code:
$atom = new SimpleXMLElement($service['service_feed'], null, true);
$ns = $atom->getNameSpaces(true);

$titl = $atom->children($ns['media'])->group->title;
$desc = $atom->children($ns['media'])->group->description;
$keyw = $atom->children($ns['media'])->group->keywords;
$dura = $atom->children($ns['media'])->group->children($ns['yt'])->duration->attributes()->seconds;
$thum = $atom->children($ns['media'])->group->thumbnail[4]->attributes()->url;
 

Shadab

Well-known member
#5
Not that I know of, unfortunately.
At least it's a lot more easier than manually parsing the feed or using regex to extract the data. :)
 

Jaxel

Well-known member
#9
Okay... I am having problems parsing an XML file...

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<nicovideo_thumb_response status="ok">
    <thumb>
        <video_id>sm11944073</video_id>
        <title>【VF5FS】アオイ対戦動画3回目 vsラウ 2試合分</title>
        <description>どうも、テストも兼ねての投稿3回目です。あんまり上手くないですが、適当に見てやってください。タイトルをちょっと変更、今回は2試合分をくっつけてうpしました。1試合目は野良対戦、2試合目は知り合いとの対戦です。※アオイだけじゃなくて、ベネ・アキラ・ウルフ辺りを使ってたりもします。実力称号A止まりの下手糞動画でも、見たい方とかいらっしゃいますか?そもそもVF5FSの動画自体があんまり上がって無いので需要とかよくわかんないです( ・ω・)前 sm11864383 vsゴウ次 sm12253425VF5FS対戦動画マイリスト⇒mylist/20737080</description>
        <thumbnail_url>http://tn-skr2.smilevideo.jp/smile?i=11944073</thumbnail_url>
        <first_retrieve>2010-09-01T01:30:49+09:00</first_retrieve>
        <length>6:37</length>
        <movie_type>mp4</movie_type>
        <size_high>76597940</size_high>
        <size_low>15515837</size_low>
        <view_counter>693</view_counter>
        <comment_num>29</comment_num>
        <mylist_counter>5</mylist_counter>
        <last_res_body>l;; エコノミーだと見てら 今のとこppk入るよ 4以来の葵使いですん </last_res_body>
        <watch_url>http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm11944073</watch_url>
        <thumb_type>video</thumb_type>
        <embeddable>1</embeddable>
        <no_live_play>0</no_live_play>
        <tags domain="jp">
            <tag category="1" lock="1">ゲーム</tag>
            <tag>VF5FS</tag>
            <tag>アオイ</tag>
        </tags>
        <user_id>5359233</user_id>
    </thumb>
</nicovideo_thumb_response>
I can get all the information I need, except the tags. I am trying to get the tags, and implode them into a comma seperated list... the following is NOT working...
Code:
implode(",", $mrss->thumb->tags->tag);
 

Indigo

Active member
#10
I believe it's because you're dealing with a Traversable rather than an array.
Try:
PHP:
implode(",", iterator_to_array($mrss->thumb->tags->tag));