I am attempting to use PHP programming to execute a scripts to this link... http://ws.geonames.org/postalCodeSearch?postalcode=VARIABLE_ZIP&country=US. The VARIABLE_ZIP is the actual zip code entered into the form that will submit the information in the link above. The output of that link creates an XML page that i do not want displayed anywhere on my website.
What I want to do is capture the XML data Latitude and Longitude values as variables within php and store them into a database.
1) I have a form
2) The user inputs their zip code into the form
3) upon submitting the form: I want code to capture the XML data generated by the link with the zip code variable added: http://ws.geonames.org/postalCodeSearch?postalcode=90210&country=US (I don't want this page to display anywhere, I just want to capture the data)
4) I want to take those variables back to PHP and store them in my database (I know how to do this)
*Step 3 is an unknown process for me.
Can someone help me understand how to do this?*