PHP HTML DOM parser with jQuery like selectors

Good afternoon, dear Khabrovites. In this post, we will talk about a joint project between SC Chen and John Schlick called PHP Simple HTML DOM Parser (links to sourceforge).

The idea of ​​the project is to create a tool that allows you to work with html code using jQuery-like selectors. The original idea belongs to Jose Solorzano's and is implemented for php fourth version. This project is a more advanced version based on php5 +.

The review will present brief excerpts from the official manual , as well as an example implementation of the parser for twitter. In fairness, it should be noted that a similar post is already presenton habrahabr, but in my opinion contains too little information. Who are interested in this topic, welcome to cat.

Getting html page code

$html = file_get_html(''); //работает и с https://

Comrade Fedcomp made a useful comment about file_get_contents and 404 responses. The original script does not return anything when requested to page 404. To fix this, I added a check on get_headers. The modified script can be taken here .
Search for an item by tag name

foreach($html->find('img') as $element) { //выборка всех тегов img на странице
       echo $element->src . '
'; // построчный вывод содержания всех найденных атрибутов src }

Modification of html elements

$html = str_get_html('
'); // читаем html код из строки (file_get_html() - из файла) $html->find('div', 1)->class = 'bar'; // присвоить элементу div с порядковым номером 1 класс "bar" $html->find('div[id=hello]', 0)->innertext = 'foo'; // записать в элемент div с id="hello" текст foo echo $html; // выведет

Getting the text content of an element (plaintext)

echo file_get_html('')->plaintext; 

The purpose of the article is not to provide comprehensive documentation on this script, a detailed description of all the features you can find in the official manual , if the community has a desire, I will be happy to translate the entire manual into Russian, for now I will give the example parser for twitter promised at the beginning of the article.

Example parser of messages from twitter

require_once 'simple_html_dom.php'; // библиотека для парсинга
            $username = 'habrahabr'; // Имя в twitter
            $maxpost = '5'; // к-во постов
            $html = file_get_html('' . $username);
            $i = '0';
            foreach ($html->find('li.expanding-stream-item') as $article) { //выбираем все li сообщений
                $item['text'] = $article->find('p.js-tweet-text', 0)->innertext; // парсим текст сообщения в html формате
                $item['time'] = $article->find('small.time', 0)->innertext; // парсим время в html формате
                $articles[] = $item; // пишем в массив
                if ($i == $maxpost) break; // прерывание цикла

Message output

                for ($j = 0; $j < $maxpost; $j++) {
                    echo '';

Thank you for attention. I hope it didn’t work out very hard and easy for perception.

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