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dan
Hi,
I've got a quick question here.

Let's say I have this xml
<Books>
<Book>
<Title>XML @ it's finest</Title>
<Cost>$11.00</Cost>
</Book>
<Book>
<Title>Is XML a dead technology</Title>
<Cost>$4.00</Cost>
</Book>
<Book>
<Title>What to do in 2004</Title>
<Cost>$22.00</Cost>
</Book>
<Book>
<Title>Why a penguin?</Title>
<Cost>$15.00</Cost>
</Book>
<Book>
<Title>UNIX Secrets</Title>
<Cost>$9.00</Cost>
</Book>
.... about 20 other "book" nodes go here
</Books>

I am trying to pull out a couple (2-3) random <Book> nodes out of
about 25 <Book> nodes altogether.

I have tried using parse_into_stru ct() and array_rand() but couldn't
get it to work.

Does anyone have a code sample that will get me started in the right
direction?

Thanks.
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