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PHP Parse HTML code

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

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Best methods to parse HTML

How can I parse HTML code held in a PHP variable if it something like:

<h1>T1</h1>Lorem ipsum.<h1>T2</h1>The quick red fox...<h1>T3</h1>... jumps over the lazy brown FROG!

I want to only get the text that’s between the headings and I understand that it’s not a good idea to use Regular Expressions.

How to&Answers:

Use PHP Document Object Model:

<?php
   $str = '<h1>T1</h1>Lorem ipsum.<h1>T2</h1>The quick red fox...<h1>T3</h1>... jumps over the lazy brown FROG';
   $DOM = new DOMDocument;
   $DOM->loadHTML($str);

   //get all H1
   $items = $DOM->getElementsByTagName('h1');

   //display all H1 text
   for ($i = 0; $i < $items->length; $i++)
        echo $items->item($i)->nodeValue . "<br/>";
?>

This outputs as:

 T1
 T2
 T3

[EDIT]: After OP Clarification:

If you want the content like Lorem ipsum. etc, you can directly use this regex:

<?php
   $str = '<h1>T1</h1>Lorem ipsum.<h1>T2</h1>The quick red fox...<h1>T3</h1>... jumps over the lazy brown FROG';
   echo preg_replace("#<h1.*?>.*?</h1>#", "", $str);
?>

this outputs:

Lorem ipsum.The quick red fox…… jumps over the lazy brown FROG