An anonymous reader writes: PHP5 offers an improved variety of XML parsing techniques. James Clark's Expat SAX parser, now based on libxml2, is no longer the only fully functional game in town. Parsing with the DOM, fully compliant with the W3C standard, is a familiar option. Both SimpleXML, and XMLReader, which is easier and faster than SAX, offer additional parsing approaches. This article will cover PHP5's improved XML parsing techniques, focusing on parsing large or complex XML documents.