Ever since I started working with the jQuery JavaScript library, I’ve loved it. It offers the power to do a lot with only a little code and makes features offered by the JavaScript DOM implementation much easier to access. My interest in web scraping prompted me to consider creating an equivalent of sorts for PHP.

This obviously doesn’t include some features specific to the client-side or any that require evaluating CSS, but it does include many for extracting data from a valid XML or HTML document. I’ve posted my initial work on the concept in an GitHub repository. The code there is commented with docblocks and includes unit tests with over 99% code coverage. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

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