- Simple HTML Dom - A favorite with most php users from what I've seen.
- phpQuery - An interesting project, claiming to be a jQuery port.
- Ganon - A new challenger.
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# simple html dom require('simple_html_dom.php'); $doc = str_get_html($html); echo $doc->find('label ~ span[id$=2]', 0)->innerText(); # phpquery require('phpQuery.php'); $doc = phpQuery::newDocumentHTML($html); phpQuery::selectDocument($doc); echo pq('label ~ span[id$=2]')->text(); # ganon require('ganon.php'); $doc = str_get_dom($html); echo $doc('label ~ span[id$=2]', 0)->getInnerText();
The resultsSimple html dom was the only one to fail the css3 test. This is clearly a deal breaker, without support for simple css like sibling selector (~), there's just no way I could justify looking any further at this library.
phpQuery passed the css3 test, its selection syntax feels the cleanest and it's Dom based, unlike the other two. I also like that it's PEAR installable.
Ganon also passed the css3 test, and it actually outperformed phpQuery for 10K iterations (7 seconds to phpQuery's 8). Definitely a strong contender.