May 26, 2018
PEAR Swiss-army knive for reading and writing XML files
PEARXML_Serializer serializes complex data structures like arrays or object as XML documents.
This class helps you generating any XML document you require without the need for DOM.
Furthermore this package can be used as a replacement to serialize and unserialize as it comes with a matching XML_Unserializer that is able to create PHP data structures like arrays and objects from XML documents, if type hints are available.
If you use the XML_Unserializer on standard XML files, it will try to guess how it has to be unserialized. In most cases it does exactly what you expect it to do.
Try reading a RSS file with XML_Unserializer and you have the whole RSS file in a structured array or even a collection of objects, similar to XML_RSS.
Since version 0.8.0 the package is able to treat XML documents similar to the simplexml extension of PHP 5.